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  • pjlstrat
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 394
    • Massachusetts
    • Grills
      Primo XL
      Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

      ThermaQ 2 Channel
      Party Q

    New Joule for Christmas

    My wife surprised me with a Joule for Christmas this year, I have read a lot on this site and thought I knew what I was getting , but this device blew me away last night. Since I got the Joule I made some flank steak, soft boiled eggs, and also some chicken breast. I was very happy with all. Then I tried a Check roast. I used the Joule instructions with an 18 hour cook. The kids had a swim meet so it sat at 139 for an extra 2 hours until we got home. Then out of the bath, dried off...Coated with Olive Oil, S&P then onto a 400deg gas grill to sear.

    I was speechless....I served up a fork tender chuck roast that was Medium Rare. We have all had delicious fork tender chuck roast, but Medium, blankin', rare!!! Incredible. I am sold on this device.

    I want to thank Troutman , Potkettleblack , and fzxdoc . your information on Sous Vide was invaluable both for purchase and using. Also I have read Potkettleblack 's posts that temp is doneness and time is tenderness, but until I used this device I did not get it.
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  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 5193
    • My toys:
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
      Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
      Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
      Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range

      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
      Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
      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 Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
      Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
      Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
      2 Fireboard 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 Thermapen MK5 (pink)
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      Grill Pinz
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      Two Joule Sous Vide devices
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      Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
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      Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
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      Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

    You're very welcome, pjlstrat . I've gotten more great info on sous vide here than I've given; nonetheless I'm happy that some of my posts helped with the choice of a Joule. You sure won't regret it.

    I made that Joule chuck roast recipe too, and I agree--the results are amazing--so boldly beefy and tender. I like the simplicity of having everything at my fingertips, stepwise, on the Joule phone app so I don't have to google a dozen sites every time I want to sous vide something new. It's a great little device, for sure. Just wait until you make that corn-off-the-cob Joule recipe--I don't think I've eaten any better fresh corn.

    And wasn't it great that the meat wasn't the boss of you when you had to delay pulling it out of the water bath because of the kids' swim meet. It just patiently waited for you until you were ready to finish with the sear. That's one of the best things that I like about sous vide--I don't feel pressured by the meat like I do for any other sort of prep.
    That chuck roast that you made is what I call company-worthy. What a great photo. Congrats.



    • pjlstrat
      pjlstrat commented
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      Agree 100% fzxdoc , The fact that the meat is not the boss is a Game Changer!!! Normally I would have been stressing at the swim meet, rushing my family to get home so I don's ruin supper (again!). Can not wait to try the corn!!! Thanks again
  • barelfly
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 1162
    • 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

    Outstanding cook! I too was impressed with the chuck roast I did for three days! I also did a high temp chuckie for 18 hours and both were amazing.

    Im thinking I will SV a rib roast for Christmas dinner this coming year.

    Thanks for sharing your excellent Result! Your finished, seared roast almost looks like a filet! The shape and such!
    Last edited by barelfly; January 5, 2020, 08:19 AM.


    • klflowers
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 3342
      • Tennessee

      Outstanding!!! You will really enjoy the corn, and if you like asparagus, try some of that. It is the only way I'll cook asparagus now - it comes out perfect every time. No more soggy, limp spears!


      • Thunder77
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2779
        • Halethorpe, MD
        • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

        SV is, Dare I say it, a "game-changer" in a busy cooks life, and it goes well with grilling! Great job!


        • phrogpilot73
          Club Member
          • Oct 2017
          • 158
          • Virginia Beach, VA
          • Outdoor Equipment
            • Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3
              • Pellet Pro by Smoke Daddy Controller
            • Weber Original Kettle Premium Limited Edition
            • Blackstone Tailgater Combo
            • Ooni Karu 12
            • A-Maze-N 6" Tube & 5x8
            • Char-Broil The Big Easy Tru Infrared
            • iGrill 2 with ambient probe
            Indoor Equipment
            • Anova Precision Cooker
            • Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt
            • FreshRoast SR500 Coffee Roaster
            • T-Fal EZ-Clean Oil Filtration Fryer
            Favorite things to smoke
            • Pork Belly
            • Brisket
            • Babyback Ribs
            Favorite beverages
            • Cream Soda
            • Swamp Pop Sodas
            • Fruit Flavored Water
            • Horchata

          My favorite part of sous vide cooking is taking a more difficult cut of meat to cook, and turning it into something amazing. The added benefit is that those cuts are usually really cheap! My wife's favorite is a flat iron that I SV, then a quick sear. It ends up tender like filet, but flavorful like a rib eye. And it's only around $7/lb!


          • Troutman
            Club Member
            • Aug 2017
            • 7300
            • Tejas, Where Else?

            • OUTDOOR COOKERS

              BBQ ACCESSORIES


              SOUS VIDE

              INDOOR COOKWARE

            QVQ medium rare chuck roasts are the only way I cook them these days. Great job and welcome to the world of sous vide ! It's good to know you're taking a 'bath' every once in a while !!!

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            • crazytown3
              Club Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 186
              • Stansbury Park, UT USA
              • Weber Performer (AH) - Black
                Weber Smokey Mountain 18
                ThermaPen Classic - Red

              Outstanding results! I find I'm cooking things with via SV more and more often. It really is a game changer, and especially when you get some of the more expensive things (wagyu, etc).


              • jgreen
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 2721
                • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
                • Cookers:
                  Broil King XL
                  Broil King Smoke
                  Weber Kettle 26
                  Grilla Pellet smoker
                  Capital 40 natural gas
                  Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

                  Maverick 733
                  Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
                  Thermo works DOT (or two)
                  Fireboard (probably my favourite)
                  Thermworks Smoke (or two)

                  SnS (original, plus and XL)
                  DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
                  and, maybe some other toys as well

                Such a great little device. I need to use mine more


                • hogdog6
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 568
                  • Liberty, Utah

                  Great write up. I love my Joule. Especially SVQ chucks. "My favorite meal". I've had some not make it off the cutting board to the plate.
                  Last edited by hogdog6; January 6, 2020, 10:19 PM.


                  • Potkettleblack
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2016
                    • 1960
                    • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
                    • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
                      Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
                      For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
                      Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
                      Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

                    Congrats. Welcome to the club.




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