Author Topic: Beer Cooler Sous Vide Grilled Rack of Lamb  (Read 2609 times)

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Beer Cooler Sous Vide Grilled Rack of Lamb
« on: April 28, 2011, 06:12:57 PM »

Good idea from one of the Blogs I watch.  I have a set-up that would allow me to do Sous Vide the regular way, but this is very interesting..

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Re: Beer Cooler Sous Vide Grilled Rack of Lamb
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 07:12:20 AM »
A friend of mine has taken the beer cooler setup to the extreme:


I bought the heater/bubbler from a company called Fresh Meals Solutions.  They are based out of Canada.
It is expensive compared with a rice cooker.  It does have a 2000W capacity so you can do huge containers.    I wanted the flexibility however to use a larger container for roasts etc. 
Plus, I am going to sous vide a whole ton of carrots in packs for us to reheat.  Probably some other veggies too.  That large container lets me do them all at once.  Total cost shipped is about $150.

The PID I bought is not made by these guys. Theirs is supposed to be +/- 0.1 degree F.  Not sure they can get that kind of accuracy however.  Sounds good.  I guess it is  I have heard good things about their PID however.  Mine is from Auberin's.
A company that makes controls for all kinds of devices.
Here is the one I bought.

It will hold a degree supposedly but actually seems to be more accurate than that.  It just doesn't have the digital digit for it however so they can't advertise it.  Well made device.    I don't have a need for 121.5F versus 121F anyway.   I guess if you were doing eggs all the time, it might make a difference but not sure there either.

The PID is the most important part it seems.    A PID plus rice cooker is just as good as the Sous Vide device that Blais is hawking.  Total cost is less than $200 for both.


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