one thing leads to another

July 27, 2009
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Hi DaffNetters –
 
Yesterday SWODS had their summer meeting.  Tom Stettner and Frank Vonder Meulen presented a nice program showing and explaining the Hot Water Treatment equipment they’d put together and with which they have had great success. 
 
So, I had HWT on my mind as I watching Ming Can Cook this morning when a guest chef was shown coddling an egg in a machine they referred to as a Thermal Circulator.  (Yes, a light bulb went on over my head and I said out loud ‘What???”) 
There was a metal pot with a contraption on top showing the temperature, water circulating around an egg. 
Sure looked a lot like what HWT is supposed to do.
So I Googled ‘Thermal Circulator’ and here are some websites that might be of interest:
http://www.cuisinetechnology.com/thermal-circulators.html
http://chefstoys.net/product_info.php?pName=model-7306c-thermal-circulator-for-sous-vide-cooking&osCsid=255200375db91480a3ca13ee6f
http://www.chow.com/stories/10145
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/magazine/14CRYOVAC.html?pagewanted=6
 
Now this contraption costs about twice what Frank and Tom’s unit does but something to keep in the back of the brain in case one shows up at a flea market.
 
Linda

One response to “one thing leads to another”

  1. John Bukowski says:

    Hi all,
    Exactly what I have been using for the last couple of years with a trusty Coleman cooler for my container. I got my circulator as lab surplus so was very cheap. Not digital control like the fancy new ones, but still can easily maintain the water temperature to better then 1° accuracy. I’ll have to check the wattage on mine, but it will heat the 25 gals or so that my cooler will hold to 44°C in about 3 hrs (if I am to lazy to start with warm water).
    John Bukowski Potomac, IL