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We're test running allowing /r/askreddit for the next month
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Justice League: Mueller - User provides interesting citations on the top notch team Mueller has assembled
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/u/garroch tells a series of stories describing some of his favorite nights when he was a traveling businessman
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Cartoon conjectures whether there exists a prime number whose binary representation on screen looks like a giraffe. User converts image of giraffe to binary. Turns out it's a huge prime number.
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Historian explains the history of Ancient Rome's political and trade relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa
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Giants fan redditor is asked whether he'd prefer the Eagles or Patriots win the Superbowl
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Redditor says he streams his gameplays to no audience because he has no followers and after he says it’s a bit lonely, thousands of redditors join him in his channel.
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User explains why we need whistle blowers and how whistle blowing is one of the most brave things someone can do
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User proves Trump's height has been falsified in recent physical
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/u/Madlister provides insight into why the U.S. Healthcare system is so royally fucked
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/u/mlhradio response to Republican journalist should be read by every Republican who blames "the party" for the Trump era
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/u/-artgeek- explains why the Norse religion died out
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Reddit user offers a diagnosis for a rattling home radiator issue on a cat picture.
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u/avaslash explains why a video of kimchi being made is likely Chinese propaganda to appeal to city folk
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User meticulously ranks all of Dwayne Johnson's acting roles to determine who The Rock could best in combat.
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Redditor explains that a majority of people experience "tonic immobility" during sexual assault, and that you shouldn't beat yourself up if you freeze.
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u/blaydium asks George Clinton about funk reference in Old Gregg episode of Mighty Boosh. Updates with both George Clinton’s and Noel Fielding’s reactions.
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A simple comment turns into a "small room for error" debacle
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Post about Bitcoin creates impromptu rendition of Sir Mix Alot's "Baby's Got Back" with a Bitcoin twist
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Redditor explains that “if you caption your breasts people are going to look at them”
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Ontarian redditor gives inside look on phone companies call center fraud
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Redditor shares his thoughts about aging and losing one's youth
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Guy gets twitch famous with 2 reddit comments
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Depression treatment, perfectly described from the inside
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u/Archemedess wrote an interesting essay on the nature of memes. Earned a reddit silver.
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Someone asked; 'What skills can a poor 19 y/o learn to help make an income and get further in life?'. The topic of horrible water in fire suppression systems came up. A brilliantly written funny story of when it goes a bit wrong...
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Redditor recognizes his troop in a (successful) suicide rescue operation
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u/Black_Walder_Frey explains the entire context of the game-winning play by the Minnesota Vikings, including backgrounds of how football works and their third-string quarterback
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User chimes in with the most spot-on breakdown of Trump I've ever read
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Redditor creates a beautifully terrifying story of someone's encounter with a huntsman spider in WTF
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George Clinton's response to the thing he's seen at a performance
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Redditor tells he streams games with commentary but has zero views. Reddit jumps in and the stream now has 500+ views.
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User /u/The_Big_Daddy does a great job explaining the facts around the alternative view to the Aziz Ansari issue.
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/u/J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS gives the entire plot to Pulp Fiction in emoji
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/u/RamsesThePigeon explains why it's important to make jokes in response to horrifying situations.
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An honest-to-god sports prophesy comes to fruition!
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u/ks501's Law
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15 y/o from Saudi Arabia kicked out for being gay, redditor offers to sponsor him.
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Redditor possibly finds work as a molecular biologist with a single comment.
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/u/dshezk9 starts 'the devil went down to georgia' about Charlie Daniels, taco bell and the illuminati. Reddit finishes it.
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Redditor knows the village and men depicted in a gif - when someone asks for more info, gives a beautifully personal account of how his family would travel 14+ hours to attend mass there.
1 beamdriver I'm still a fan of the vacuum sealer. Getting the Ziploc bags right was always a pain and no matter what I did there was always some air in there and it would float up. If you get a vac sealer, you can buy a roll of generic, third-party bags that work just as well and are quite a bit cheaper than the Food Saver brand.
24 0 cynikalAhole99 wow thx for sharing all that! >so be careful switching from Koshering salt to Pink Himalayan, or sea salt. I recently tried different salts and think I'll stay with kosher...maybe I've just grown accustomed to it...some like the pink himalayan had an almost soapy taste to me..was overall disappointed. hawaii black salt was the most interesting..
12 0 jornin_stuwb Thanks for this post, a lot of good info here. So far I have done more poultry and pork with my Joule, but you brought up two points that I want to expand on. I have also found that most store bought spice mixes do not work well with sous vide. In order to get enough flavor it seems like I was was using close to half a spice jar to season two chicken breasts. The two big exceptions have been lemon pepper and that Cavendar's all purpose Greek seasoning. Chicken breasts seasoned with either of those came out fantastic. But I am also rapidly getting to the point of just using salt, pepper, garlic and fresh herbs if I have them. I don't really have a strong opinion about fresh vs. powdered garlic, I haven't noticed much of a difference in taste. I know the Sous Vide Everything guys say powder tastes better, I'm not sure about that, but it is a lot easier to use. The other comment is that I disagree about the vacuum sealer. I couldn't live without mine. We go to Costco and buy a decent amount of meat. When I get it home I season it up, bag it, and freeze it. It makes dinners so much easier having that all ready to go. I also have other sous vide ready meal prep already frozen in bags ready to go too. Including a bunch of peeled diced sweet potatoes bagged up with butter and brown sugar which will be turned into sweet potato pie. Having a vacuum sealer also seems to be easier for larger cooks. For thanksgiving this year I sous vide'd the turkey. You have to butcher the bird first, the breast and the drumlets, and the thigh and the drumsticks. If I had tried to water displace all four bags, and fit them all in my 12 quart container at the same time it would have been a mess. The dark meat was also in the water for over 24 hours, I'm not sure if I would trust a freezer bag for that long of a cook.
8 0 Atxn4now I bought the 12QT Rubbermaid container plus the lid that's made for the Anova (Amazon). I've been very pleased.
13 0 LususV > Dry aging isn't worth it. I haven't gone to a top tier butcher and ordered the super expensive cuts of meat, but I have visited a few higher end ones and on more than one occasion purchased identical cuts to compare the dry aged to non-aged cuts. In both instances my guests and I were unable to taste the difference at all. With grilling there is quite a noticeable difference and I wonder whether with sous vide if it is masked because of how tender everything comes out. I may continue to experiment with this and try doing some of my own dry aging, but for the moment it just seems like a wasted and unnecessary expense. Woahhhh gonna disagree with you here. Maybe for <28 day dry aged, but 28+ (my personal fave is 60+, but not everyone likes that funk) is absolutely amazing. But I would never sous vide a steak that's been dry aged that long, because the smell of it cooking in the oven is downright heavenly.
8 0 anonanon1313 A few thoughts after having an ANOVA for 2.5 years. First, I think the focus on steaks (eg r/sousvide like 80% of posts) it's unfortunate. Sous vide is a very recent cooking technique at the consumer level, previously almost entirely constrained to restaurants, and home cooks should think outside of the restaurant book. Steaks are a great application, but not the most remarkable, even when only considering meats, or even beef. I've done many long (up to 72h) and high temperature cooks and never had a leak with zip lock freezer bags. Using the "submersion" technique (hold 99% of the bag underwater to squeeze the air out before zipping the last inch) works fine. If you have multiple bags, you can seal each one, lay on counter, then cram them all into the container after sealing. Stock pots don't have a great geometry, plastic food storage containers are better, and coolers better yet. I have 8, 16, and 25 qt coolers to suit a range of tasks. They're about the same price and are still available to use for picnics. An advantage of sous vide is that you can get the container off the counter -- even out of the kitchen, which is convenient for long cooks. In the non-steak realm, tough cuts like chuck & short ribs (beef), spareribs, and shoulder (pork), can get textures that no other form of cooking really can. Tender cuts like poultry white meat, pork chops & loin can be likewise be cooked to moisture levels (juiciness) that are very difficult to match. Perhaps the most remarkable protein for me is delicate fish (eg sea bass) or any type that is traditionally poached. I'm not much into sous vide vegetables, but they have their fans. I use canning jars a lot, making things like scalloped potatoes, rice, dried beans, lentils -- which, while might not make sense for some schedules (take longer and taste the same) work well for me (work from home, can cook different things at the same time, require no pot watching -- or washing, for that matter). Low temperature canning (eg 140f/2.5hr) of brined vegetables (pickles) has been a total game changer (home garden). You can also pasteurize eggs (or re-pasteurize milk that's close to expiration) this way. Yogurt making is a cake walk with sous vide, you can do the scald and ferment steps and refrigerate in the same jars. My 4 qts each week takes literally 10 minutes of active time (in 16-24hr clock time). Sous vide is also great for defrosting, reheating and holding foods at serving temperature, which can dramatically simplify logistics at big/complex meals, and free up oven and stovetop space for other tasks -- or eliminate entirely, which can be nice on hot days. I bought my sous vide stick to cook steaks, but now I have 2 running all week, and steaks are less than 5% of their use. They have totally changed the way I cook. Pro tip: $25 Harbor Freight propane weed burners kill at searing, and the SVE guys back that up.
4 0 TimmothyWaters When I cook steaks on my weber, i use GrillGrates, beautiful marking and prevents flare ups.
4 0 BiIbo_Laggins I just bought an anova online. Your post inspired me to do this. Let's see how well it goes!
4 0 worldofsmut >* For best results preheat a good cast iron pan (**careful not to get it too hot**) This seems at odds with the popular habit around here of trying to get your sear so hot the face of the sun would seem like a snow vacation in comparison.
3 0 hsfrey I'm surprised at the low temperature (~54.5 C) you used. Most of the sous vide books I have recommend more like 62 C. Do your steaks come out red, pink, or what? Rare, medium rare, or what?
2 0 inconspicuous_male I've had mine for a few weeks and haven't tried steak yet, because I don't have the ability to sear it at the end (no cast iron pan, no torch, no grill), and I also hate filling my place up with smoke because the ventilation at my stove isn't the best. Is the sear *totally* necessary on a sous vide steak? I should just get a new cast iron pan but I find that with how little I used my last one it became a bit of a pain
2 0 SoaringFox What do you do when you’re cooking two steaks for people that like them cooked differently? Like one rare and one medium? I haven’t been able to figure this out since it takes an hour at least to cook.
1 0 hosnpooch Posted in [/r/bestof](https://np.reddit.com/r/Cooking/comments/7pzx07/my_observations_on_cooking_steaks_sous_vide_for/_cooking_steaks_sous_vide_ive_ever/)
1 0 TheSleepingMonk - This is what I use for a temp/time [guide](http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/06/food-lab-complete-guide-to-sous-vide-steak.html). Like you said different cuts, different temp and times. - Most of the time I don't use butter. I feel like it replaces the steak flavor instead of enhancing it. Depending on the seasoning, I may use some butter. I also remember an episode of Sous Vide Everything where they tested butter and thought it was better without it. - Also have the Anova, never really used the Wifi or Bluetooth. For containers though, I use something like [this](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VARW8C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and [this](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071L6PRY8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Not the exact ones I have but to give you an idea. - Try using the torch without the Searzall. I actually use a welding torch, its the same thing as one used in the kitchen except it is 1/4th of the cost. I use it without the Searzall. Def agree with being persistent with it. Try different things like with or without butter or different cook times can change how it taste. It just takes time figuring out what you like with each little change.