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My Solution to MCS: The Joule!

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  • zero_credit
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 559
    • Near Chicago, IL
    • Current Pride and Joy:

      Masterbuilt Gravity 560

      Joule

      Old (sold) Loves:

      PBC
      Weber 22" Premium

      Thermometers:

      Inkbird
      Thermoworks POP

      Preferred Charcoal:

      B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

    My Solution to MCS: The Joule!

    Yeah, if anyone has been paying attention to my recent posts, I have been researching new smokers/grills (Grilla OG, SmokeFire, Grilla Silverbac...), but couldn't really get too excited as experience didn't seem like it would be too different from the MB560.

    Thus....I ordered a Joule, and now I have lots of new cooking techniques and recipes to explore using meats and other foods for a much smaller $ outlay (only $150...).

    First cook is Polarbear777 's "two-week pastrami" after the huge success with the earlier pastrami a while back. This will be fun.
  • JakeT
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 633
    • Cowtown (NorCal), CA
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x48
      Forno Bravo Casa 110
      Sunterra 60" Argentine Grill w/ Rear Brasero
      KBQ C-60
      Weber Kettle 22"
      Fire Magic a660i
      PK 360

      Fireboard
      Bernzomatic w/ Mapp Gas

    #2
    Congrats on the purchase! I use mine a couple times a week. Works great especially if you realize midday that you want a steak but the only steak you have is frozen! SV 133* for 2-3 hours, let sit at room temp for 30 minutes, then sear over a charcoal chimney!

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    • Jfrosty27
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 1290
      • 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

      #3
      My son turned me on to Souse Vide and specifically the Joule. Love it. Still very much to learn and how/when to use it. But that’s the fun. A lot cheaper than another grill.

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      • bbqLuv
        Club Member
        • Jan 2020
        • 1445
        • Milwaukie, OR

        #4
        Happy you are. Sounds as if you're going to have fun in mass quantities.

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        • Mojo0209
          Club Member
          • Jan 2017
          • 166
          • Fox Valley, Illinois

          #5
          I have the IP circulator and it is fun to cook differently, especially in the colder months. Picked it up for $50, to learn. It’s a different, but fun way to cook. Good luck, u will be making great food and learning at the same time.

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          • mgaretz
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 903
            • San Ramon, CA
            • Mark Garetz
              Rec Tec pellet grill
              Weber Genesis Gasser
              Maverick ET-732 and Thermapen and others

            #6
            Love my Joule.

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            • phrogpilot73
              Club Member
              • Oct 2017
              • 169
              • Virginia Beach, VA
                • Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3
                  • Pellet Pro by Smoke Daddy Controller
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                • Pork Belly
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                • Cream Soda
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                • Horchata

              #7
              I don't have the Joule but the Anova (I was an original Kickstarter backer). I use it at least twice a week, and the beauty of it is taking a cheap cut of meat and cooking it sous vide until it is as tender as butter. I've done 48 hour short ribs, 24 hour eye of round, and of course some tougher steaks that are usually pretty cheap.

              When everyone was panic buying food earlier this year, I went to the meat case and it was picked clean. With the exception of stuff that people had no idea how to cook/start with, and my reaction was - it's one of my favorites to sous-vide!

              Enjoy!

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              • fzxdoc
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 5391
                • My toys:
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                  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


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                  BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

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

                #8
                I heart my Joule! It gets used once or twice a week.

                Just did steakhouse burgers with it a couple of nights ago. It was blustery and snowing outside, so getting those thick burgers pasturized using the Joule and searing them off on the Summit gasser with my Grill Grate Griddle made things much easier and I didn't have to frost my bippy doing it.

                FWIW, I did not use the Joule-app-recommended times and temps, I used Kenji's Serious Eats recommendations for this one since I wanted to ensure pasturization through to the very center of the burger. For the most part the Joule app recommendations are spot on for us, and I appreciate its convenience.

                Enjoy your new toy! The question is what will Santa put under the tree now?

                Kathryn

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                • zero_credit
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                  Yes, your recommendations in the sous vide forums really sold the device for me.
              • barelfly
                Club Member
                • Dec 2017
                • 1430
                • New Mexico
                • Smokin-It 3D
                  Weber Kettle with an SNS
                  Masterbuilt kettle that I call the $30 wonder grill
                  Bullet by Bull Grills gasser
                  Anova WiFi sous vide machine
                  Thermoworks Thermapen and Chef Alarm

                #9
                I don’t have a Joule, I have an Anova, but either way - they are fun and come in handy. Chicken breasts are pretty much money with a SV cook and quick sear. Many other fun cooks with the SV as well.

                Like Kathryn above, I also use Kenji’s recommendations. He has many recipes actually in the Anova app as well.

                Have fun with that! Especially your first SVQ cook!

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

                  #10
                  I don't understand the "not excited about MCS"......

                  are you saying there's a cure? I don't think there's a cure.


                  I think the sous vide will be my next venture. Right now, waiting on my SnS kettle to show up.....
                  Last edited by BFlynn; December 18, 2020, 12:06 PM.

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                • Skip
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 3703
                  • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                  • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                  #11
                  Sous Vide is loads of fun with great results. I'm doing some chicken legs and thighs for the first time as I type this. I really like to do chicken breasts, boneless pork chops, and tri tip. Have fun with your new Joule zero_credit . Let us know how it goes for you.

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