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  • treesmacker
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    Yep... I had an extra coleman cooler and I poked a hole in the lid for thanksgiving turkey! Works great - and like willxfmr said - cheaper than many of the available specialty sous vide containers.

  • saneric38
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    The ribs look great. I do not have the circulator yet, but I did smoke a chuck roast until 150 degrees a couple weeks ago. I then vacuum sealed and put it in a instant pot on warm setting (mine does not the sous vide button). It runs about 145 degrees. I let it in until the next day. It was great.

    I just went got another one to smoke over a batch of bourbon beans, and I will put it in the instant pot bath again. My wife will get me the setup similar to yours for Anniversary or Christmas.

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  • drobinson003
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    Good job and thanks for the pics

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  • willxfmr
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    WOW! Those look delicious. SVQ is a thing for a reason. I can't wait to see what you do next.

  • Jim White
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    Okay, so I finally finished the short ribs. What fun! And they worked out great.

    As mentioned, I adapted Meathead's Smoked and Braised Beef Short Ribs. I dry brined one package of the short ribs and then into the tub they went, at 131 for 48 hours.

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    They got shocked in ice water and then were held several days in the refrigerator. Today, they got taken out of the bag, rinsed off and hit with Hank's Bonafide Beef Rub. They went onto my smoker at 200 to an internal temperature of 130.

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    This went a lot faster than I expected, so after a five minute rest, they were tented with foil over a plate and into a warm oven at about 140-150 to hold for just under two hours. They looked good when they came out and got sliced into individual ribs.

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    Meanwhile, I prepared the "stew" portion following the recipe fairly closely. I cut down some on the wine and beef broth since I wasn't braising the beef. I simmered just over an hour with the pot uncovered until the sauce hit a consistency I liked. That rested an hour or so to let the flavors mingle and was reheated just in time for serving. The dish was served on egg noodles, as suggested.

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    I see lots of SVQ in my future.

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  • klflowers
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    Congrats!!! I haven’t done short ribs yet, but I use a lot of Serious Eats recipes.

  • ssandy_561
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    Check out the Coleman 24-Can Party Stacker cooler. Large footprint and not too tall. I have not done a brisket in mine but one would easily fit. I'v done three chuck roasts at one time in mine and 12 jelly jar egg bites. I cut a hole in the lid to fit the sous vide and I get very little evaporation.

  • Jim White
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    It's here! Yay!

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    And on my trip to the UF meat store this morning, I picked up some great-looking beef short ribs. It will be a few days before I get to them, so they're freezing right now, but this will be fun. Suggestions on which recipe to try first are appreciated.

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    It is always fun to have another tool in your arsenal. Just sayin', noooom sayin'

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  • Santamarina
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    I’ve had that $200 kit from Costco in my cart more times than I can count. Hoping to actually buy it one of these days soon!

  • jecucolo
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    Jump on in the waters 125.5 fine!

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  • bbqLuv
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    @tzxdoc "temps above 158°, at which temp a ziploc bag begins to fail"---That is good to know. Never even thought of that myself. Thanks
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  • bbqLuv
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    I like your perspective.
    I have sous vide setting on our Insta-pot and have not used that setting yet.

  • SheilaAnn
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    Jim White looking forward to your first SV cook!

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  • Jim White
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    Thanks. Yes, I did order the Nano and the 12 L. I had remembered there was a recent mention of the Costco deal, but we don't have one in my area.

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