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  • Jfrosty27
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 1328
    • Muskego, WI
    • Current cookers:
      Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
      Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
      Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
      Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
      Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
      Onlyfire rotisserie kit for 22" kettle
      Weber Smokey Joe
      SnS Deluxe
      Vortex
      The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
      Blackstone 17" griddle
      Joule Sous Vide circulator

      Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
      Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

    #16
    Well I went ahead and jumped into the Sous Vide cooking method. Ended up with the Joule and a 12 qt tub with hinged cover that fits the Joule specifically. I did not get the Anova because my I learned son has a Joule and he raves about it. At least this way if the thing craps out I can blame him. 🤣😂. Just kidding.

    I have used it twice now with one success and one fail. Salmon filets were fantastic. So trnder and buttery. Yum. Soft boiled eggs were a fail. My fault. Just didn’t cook them long enough.

    Reheating some BB ribs from frozen tonight for dinner. 🤞

    So anyway, thanks again for all the guidance!

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    • fzxdoc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 5402
      • My toys:
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
        Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks), named Pretty Baby
        Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill, named Hot 'n Fast (used mostly for searing and griddling)
        Weber Kettle Premium 22" named Kettle Kid, eager to horn in with more cooks in the future
        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range named AfterBurner due to its 30kBTU burners


        Adrenaline BBQ Company Gear:
        SnS, DnG, andLarge Charcoal Basket, for WSCGC
        SnS for 22" Kettle
        Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
        SS Rack for DnG
        Cast Iron Griddle
        Grill Grate for SnS
        Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
        Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
        2 Grill Grate Griddles
        Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

        Fireboard Gear:
        Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
        Additional control unit
        Additional probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
        2 Driver Cables
        Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Thermoworks Gear:
        Thermapen MK5 (pink)
        Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
        Thermoworks MK5 orange
        Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
        Extra Big and Loud Timer
        Timestick Trio
        Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
        Maverick ET 733
        Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

        Grill Pinz
        Vortex (two of them)

        Two Joule Sous Vide devices
        VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer

        Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

        Charcoal Companion TurboQue
        A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

        BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

        Shun Classic Series:
        8" Chef Knife
        6" Chef's Knife
        Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
        3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

      #17
      Thanks for the update Jfrosty27 . I have 2 Joules and love everything about them. Easy to run more than one Joule on the app, which is nice when you want to do, say, meat and also a pack of veggies at the same time. Or two different meat temp preferences.

      Anyway, I heartily recommend the Joule. Best thing about it: You don't have to go scouring all over the internet when you want to SV something. Just choose the recipe from the selections on the app and go with it. I especially like the videos of what the food will look like for whatever temp you select. Brilliant. Perfect for a novice.

      I've used mine for a few years now--at least one or two times a week. Got one for each of our daughters too so when I visit I don't have to pack my Joules.

      Kathryn

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      • Ricardo
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    • Old Glory
      Club Member
      • Feb 2018
      • 1339
      • Northshore MA
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
        XL BGE
        DCS Gasser
        Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
        Weber Performer

        Slow & Sear
        Vortex
        Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
        Woo Rig;
        Adjustable Rig
        BGE Pizza Stone
        FireBoard
        Pit Bull Fan
        Griddle Store Griddle

      #18
      +1 on what Kathryn said. I love my Joule. Super simple to use with the App. It's magic!

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      • Ricardo
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    • theroc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 839
      • Altadena, CA
        • Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault
        • Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grill
        • Weber Summit Gold D Gas Grill
        • Fireboard
        • Thermapen MkIV

      #19
      We've had a Joule for several years. The first one failed, but to their credit it was replaced free of charge. At the time,
      the customer service was great. However, that was before Breville bought Joule. I haven't had to deal with them
      since that time (thank goodness!). No problems since, and we use it a lot. The new unit has been great.

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      • BFlynn
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 950
        • Third Coast

        #20
        So Joule and Anovo seem to be the most popular.
        fzxdoc do you have to have an app to run is? Or is there a manual mode?

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      • pjlstrat
        Club Member
        • May 2019
        • 396
        • Massachusetts
        • Grills
          Primo XL
          Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

          Thermometers/Controllers
          Thermopen
          ThermaQ 2 Channel
          Party Q
          Smobot

        #21
        + 1 one on the Joule......Have had mine since Christmas and I use it 2-3 times per week easily.......Actually have wished on more than one occasion that I had two of them!!! I may have to go down the road of fzxdoc !!!!

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 5402
          • My toys:
            Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks), named Pretty Baby
            Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill, named Hot 'n Fast (used mostly for searing and griddling)
            Weber Kettle Premium 22" named Kettle Kid, eager to horn in with more cooks in the future
            Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range named AfterBurner due to its 30kBTU burners


            Adrenaline BBQ Company Gear:
            SnS, DnG, andLarge Charcoal Basket, for WSCGC
            SnS for 22" Kettle
            Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
            SS Rack for DnG
            Cast Iron Griddle
            Grill Grate for SnS
            Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
            Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
            2 Grill Grate Griddles
            Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

            Fireboard Gear:
            Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
            Additional control unit
            Additional probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
            2 Driver Cables
            Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Thermoworks Gear:
            Thermapen MK5 (pink)
            Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
            Thermoworks MK5 orange
            Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
            Extra Big and Loud Timer
            Timestick Trio
            Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
            Maverick ET 733
            Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

            Grill Pinz
            Vortex (two of them)

            Two Joule Sous Vide devices
            VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer

            Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
            Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

            Charcoal Companion TurboQue
            A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

            BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

            Shun Classic Series:
            8" Chef Knife
            6" Chef's Knife
            Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
            3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

          #22
          BFlynn , I use the app. It works great. I can run both Joules at the same time. I can run my daughters' Joules when we're visiting them. It's so easy. I've never had it fail except for the first time when it shut off unexpectedly, and that was due completely to pilot error.

          The app is wonderful because, as I mentioned, not only is it reliable, you don't have to shop all over the internet for recommended times and temps. As you choose a temp for your meat, a video on the same screen shows you the resulting color and juiciness of the meat at that temperature. Choose another temp, and another video shows you what the meat will look like at that new temp. It's pretty frikkin awesome. Once you select the temp, times are shown with respect to thickness. Pretty fool-proof, IMO.

          Kathryn

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          • Jfrosty27
            Club Member
            • Mar 2020
            • 1328
            • Muskego, WI
            • Current cookers:
              Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
              Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
              Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
              Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
              Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
              Onlyfire rotisserie kit for 22" kettle
              Weber Smokey Joe
              SnS Deluxe
              Vortex
              The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
              Blackstone 17" griddle
              Joule Sous Vide circulator

              Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
              Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

            #23
            Well I’ve had the Joule for about a month now and I love it. I have used it four times I think For a variety of things. Still learning the ins and outs but as Kathryn said, the app makes it really easy and to be honest takes the fear our of trying things.

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            • BFlynn
              Charter Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 950
              • Third Coast

              #24
              I'm about to finally pull the trigger on one of these.....

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              • rickgregory
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 1167
                • Seattle, WA

                #25
                BFlynn just remember, it's just a tool, like a smoker or whatever. Some people go overboard and try to use it for everything all the time. You can see these esp on Serious Eats, in the recipe comments... it's always 'can I SV this?' even when SV makes no sense at all for the recipe.

                For something where you want a very precise doneness it's great. Same if you want, say, a medium rare piece of meat but it's something like chuck or brisket and needs to be cooked for a long time to tenderize it.

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                • MBMorgan
                  MBMorgan commented
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                  "Some people go overboard and try to use it for everything all the time. You can see these esp on Serious Eats, in the recipe comments... it's always 'can I SV this?' even when SV makes no sense at all for the recipe."

                  ... dang ... there go my plans for SV fried eggs (sunny side up, of course) ... Killjoy.

                • rickgregory
                  rickgregory commented
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                  Oh, those work fine. Do the bacon in there too.
              • Bkhuna
                Club Member
                • Apr 2019
                • 659
                • Merritt Island Florida

                #26
                I've had my Anova for almost 5 years. It has performed flawlessly. I started out using the app but after awhile, didn't really need it.

                I just cooked a 5 lb pork loin for New Years day. I dry brined the pork for 2 days in the fridge then seasoned it with pepper, chopped garlic, chopped shallot, and a few sprigs of thyme. 140° for 4 hours followed by a 30 minute cool down at room temp. and a reverse sear over charcoal.

                It was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife.

                An immersion heater/circulator whether it's an Anova or a Joule is one of the best devices to have in your kitchen.

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                • Jfrosty27
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2020
                  • 1328
                  • Muskego, WI
                  • Current cookers:
                    Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
                    Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
                    Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
                    Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
                    Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
                    Onlyfire rotisserie kit for 22" kettle
                    Weber Smokey Joe
                    SnS Deluxe
                    Vortex
                    The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
                    Blackstone 17" griddle
                    Joule Sous Vide circulator

                    Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
                    Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

                  #27
                  Well it’s been a little over six months since I got my Joule. I use it about once a week and love it. But as pointed out above, it’s just another tool in the kitchen. It does many things well but others not so much. The old adage “the right tool for the right job” fits well here.

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                  • HawkerXP
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 6408
                    • Virginia
                    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                      Thermopops
                      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                      Slo n Sear
                      Cold beer

                    #28

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                    • RichieB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2018
                      • 1820
                      • Western Mass

                      #29
                      Anova here. It's like you have a stove, microwave, and of course cookers. Tools to cook. This is in IMHO a must.

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                      • willxfmr
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2017
                        • 538
                        • Fondy

                        #30
                        I have had the Bluetooth Anova for several years now. Like rickgregory, I had issues when running higher temps, but I have never had a clamp break. The problem with high temp/ long time is the steam coming off the vessel gets up into the control head and causes the unit to flake out. This gets made worse when you try to cover the vessel. While covering the vessel cuts down on evaporation, unless you get a really good seal around the Anova itself, you are effectively giving the steam only one place to escape, and that is right under the control top. Simply giving the unit time to dry out corrects the problem. It's worth noting that the "pro" model of the Anova is supposedly sealed much better and doesn't have this problem, but it also costs $400. To solve the problem of evaporation that you will have with any model of sous vide, eliminate the steam problem that seems to be specific to the Anova, and help cut down on energy usage, I made the Frankencooler from the forum on the Anova website. This setup will run for days without adding water, holds a full packer with room to spare, and it is a lot cheaper than any of the commercial insulated vessels available. Given the durability I have gotten out of the Anova, if it dies today, I'll order another one tomorrow. But let's hope that doesn't happen. I have a brisket in there!
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