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Title: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 06, 2018, 12:01:43 PM
Got a sous vide for Christmas and wanted to give steak a try. I dont like fatty cuts and didnt want to spend too much money in case I screw it up, so I went with sirloins.

Have the cooker set to 135 (shooting for medium) and plan to cook for 2 hours followed by a brief sear on the stove bc it is too damn cold outside!

Got a couple seasoned and ready to go

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In the pot for 2 hours

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 06, 2018, 03:40:54 PM
Turned out great! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180107/3a00b2dc717e9dfbade15234cb9521a8.jpg)


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Meathook on January 06, 2018, 04:43:41 PM
Thanks for sharing! I have been on the fence about purchasing one. Looks good!

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Bubblehead on January 07, 2018, 04:14:59 AM
Steak looks great!  Sous vide is a great tool to have in the armory.

@Meathook get off the fence!
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Meathook on January 07, 2018, 06:07:29 AM
Thanks for the nudge @bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: hawgheaven on January 07, 2018, 09:19:54 AM
Thanks for the nudge @Bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: hawgheaven on January 07, 2018, 09:21:37 AM

Steak looks perfect! Welcome to the SV whirled!!
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 07, 2018, 09:38:22 AM

Steak looks perfect! Welcome to the SV whirled!!

It really makes cooking steak dummy proof. I struggle cooking steak consistently on the grill, this will be my new go to.

Now to find some new cuts to try....


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 07, 2018, 09:48:43 AM
Thanks for the nudge @bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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I have this one - doesnt have any bells or whistles, but it works for me. If/when this one bites the dust I will step up to a more expensive model, but i didnt want to spend too much bc I didnt know how much i would use it.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0044XDA3S/ref=psdcmw_1090768_t1_B001M59ALC


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Meathook on January 07, 2018, 11:34:13 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like I have some cyber shopping to do.

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: PhilipQ on January 07, 2018, 03:50:56 PM
I have a sous vide and there is simply no better way to cook a steak.


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: itzyoboipaul on January 07, 2018, 06:53:13 PM
I received one today for my birthday. I have never used one but heard good things (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180108/3d4589ac84ef4f8cccce1ac3ae59e5c0.jpg)


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: LazeeRobotz on January 08, 2018, 03:13:58 AM
@julweidn What SV do you have? Iíd like to jump on this ship as well!


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 08, 2018, 03:44:40 AM
@julweidn What SV do you have? Iíd like to jump on this ship as well!


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I have the Anova wifi/bluetooth model. Happy with it so far, except I have to delete the app and reinstall it every time I use it which is annoying.

https://www.amazon.com/Anova-Culinary-Precision-Immersion-Circulator/dp/B01HHWSV1S


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: jeffrackmo on January 08, 2018, 05:58:55 AM
Thanks for the nudge @Bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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I have a Vac Master Pro 350 and LOVE IT!!

As do we!!!  This thing is a work horse!!!  Commercial quality and doesn't care what style bags.  We bought bulk rolls in several sizes and works out fine!!  I tend to buy pork butts in bulk from Sams and Costco.  I prep them and vac em shut and put in the freezer.

Love mine!!

YMMV...
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: chapel321 on January 08, 2018, 06:02:45 AM
I got an anova sous vide for Christmas and love it!!!
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Darko on January 08, 2018, 10:33:35 AM
Steaks  souviding(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180108/cc3d7d0dec994d810a825b95b1d67498.jpg)

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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Bubblehead on January 08, 2018, 11:14:49 AM
Thanks for the nudge @Bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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Whichever sealer you decide on, don't mess with making your own bags with the rolls unless you need the length.

I have been ordering these from Amazon for a couple years now.  Easy mode!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BL8KZ6O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Jules V. on January 08, 2018, 12:07:34 PM
Thanks for the nudge @bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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If you want a good vacuum sealer, get a Weston. My brother have one and it works great.  I find myself  always stopping by his house just to use it even though i have a cheap food saver.  Can't quite pull the trigger on a Weston being it cost $400 but I'll get it once the food saver finally gives up.

Weston Pro-2300 Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Vacuum Sealer (65-0201), Double Piston Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GP81R2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tR9uAbPC376RN
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Meathook on January 08, 2018, 02:00:50 PM
Wow great info! The Weston seems to be s bit larger than the pro 350 but at $200.00 more I don't think I'm quite ready for that price tag.
I did however order that Anova wireless Bluetooth sous vide.
(ANOVALOVE-aKvtR0l7a0632)
discount code for $20 off thru 1-11-2018 if someone wants to give it a go.


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: hawgheaven on January 11, 2018, 08:44:25 AM
Thanks for the nudge @Bubblehead, how about a vacuum sealer recommendation.  Anybody have an idea of which sealer works the best vs which to stay away from?

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I have a Vac Master Pro 350 and LOVE IT!!

As do we!!!  This thing is a work horse!!!  Commercial quality and doesn't care what style bags.  We bought bulk rolls in several sizes and works out fine!!  I tend to buy pork butts in bulk from Sams and Costco.  I prep them and vac em shut and put in the freezer.

Love mine!!

YMMV...

Yup, I have had no issues with mine... great unit, solid to the bone! I have found with "past" Foodsavers, that they'll work fine for 4 or 5 runs in a row, then you have to let them sit and cool down. Nope. I'm more of a production oriented kinda guy... need this thing when I need it!
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: mcgolden on January 11, 2018, 06:13:16 PM

Turned out great! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180107/3a00b2dc717e9dfbade15234cb9521a8.jpg)


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So Iím very curious. My wife and daughters used to ask for sirloins because they donít like fat. But theyíre often tough which pushes me towards filet mignon. I certainly prefer the price tag of sirloins if they could be more tender. Does sous vide make the steaks more tender?


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: bigssa on January 12, 2018, 01:55:13 AM

Turned out great! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180107/3a00b2dc717e9dfbade15234cb9521a8.jpg)


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So Iím very curious. My wife and daughters used to ask for sirloins because they donít like fat. But theyíre often tough which pushes me towards filet mignon. I certainly prefer the price tag of sirloins if they could be more tender. Does sous vide make the steaks more tender?


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Have you considered getting a NY strip and cutting off the fat cap? Thatís what I usually do and those who do not like much fat really enjoy it.
To answer your question, sous vide will help with tenderness. I would go about 3-4 hours with a sirloin.
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: julweidn on January 12, 2018, 11:43:58 AM

Turned out great! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180107/3a00b2dc717e9dfbade15234cb9521a8.jpg)


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So Iím very curious. My wife and daughters used to ask for sirloins because they donít like fat. But theyíre often tough which pushes me towards filet mignon. I certainly prefer the price tag of sirloins if they could be more tender. Does sous vide make the steaks more tender?


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Have you considered getting a NY strip and cutting off the fat cap? Thatís what I usually do and those who do not like much fat really enjoy it.
To answer your question, sous vide will help with tenderness. I would go about 3-4 hours with a sirloin.

I havent considered that, but will definitely give it a shot!

Does anyone know if fat renders away during the cooking process like it does during a long smoke? (Pork shoulder for example)


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: Darko on January 12, 2018, 12:04:14 PM
I'm not sure with beef fat. I think some may, but there is a difference with beef rather than pork.
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on January 12, 2018, 12:47:16 PM
@mcgolden - To some extent yes.  Not sure it will make the tough piece of fat typical on sirloin edible, but it definitely tenderizes the usually edible but tough fat throughout the steak.  I used to have to get filet for my ex, and once I started using my sous vide she drooled over NY strips and ate a lot of fat she used to eat around.

Did a ribeye last night for about 2 hours at 129 the seared it.  It was actually trickey to get out of the bag, seasoned and onto the grill because it was fall apart tender!!!!
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: mcgolden on January 12, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
Great.  Thanks to everyone who responded. Looks like Iíll have to try NY strips.


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Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on January 12, 2018, 01:01:05 PM
Great.  Thanks to everyone who responded. Looks like Iíll have to try NY strips.


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And sorry, I meant it tenderizes the fat to some extent.  It definitely tenderizes the actual meat.  I like to do most steaks for 2 hours.  1.5 is fine, and so is 2.5, but I think  at 3 hours the texture changes enough to make it at little weird when eating.  It's really all about trying a few lengths to figure out what you like.  I usually make sure to get the steaks in the bath in time for them to go 1.5 hours at least, and then it gives me another hour and a half before I HAVE to take them out for the sear to not hit that 3 hour mark.  I haven't tried sirloin yet, it might even be that 3 hours is the magic number for it.
Title: Re: Sous Vide Steak
Post by: 56MPG on January 12, 2018, 01:45:32 PM
Does anyone know if fat renders away during the cooking process like it does during a long smoke? (Pork shoulder for example)

I did a 9+lb shoulder a while back. Three hours of smoke and thirteen hours in the Sous Vide bath at 165. Rendered a ton of fat. Pulled the pork after resting a bit and it was like it came of the smoker alone. One issue was the Anova unit shut down after thirteen hours - too much steam over too long a time. Once it dried out it's as good as new. I think I have that solved now with a new set-up; dedicated container with a tight fitting lid and exact hole for the unit.