jboz51 Yeah, I’ve never used a roaster, we use commercial roasting pan or turkey fryer with the basket on propane. That can be tough getting it dialed into the 170 marker. We also have just put the pot on top of the wood stove and ran it that way, like the old school feel… I was looking for a large stainless steel box to do 60#-80# at one time and I ran across a maple syrup operation liquidating some equipment and found the evaporator box would be about the right size…still working on that one!
Just picked up the Weston Sous Vide circulator. Going to try that on next batch. Tried your turkey cooker method this past spring and it worked great but a little hard to control the temp as you said. Tough part now is waiting. Busiest time at work with the holidays and everything else. After the first…game on.
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There are Sous Vide controllers out there that you can plug anything into such as a roaster pan or slow cooker. It will cycle the power to the appliance to keep the water temp closer to what you want. If you really want to get fancy you could get a PID controller that learns how your appliance heats up and cools down and will cycle the power to keep the temp VERY close to your set temp.
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RatguyGary I run a PID on my smoker works great!
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Awesome set up. I am a definite believer in this method.
Hey Joe , no ramp up in temp just straight 160. ?
blackjac That is correct but I wouldn’t recommend that technique. I may have just got lucky on that one!