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Zwiefel
08-04-2013, 04:20 PM
Found this on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000R051DE/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?redirect=true&ref_=pe_228660_31334770_email_f_ti

Wondered if anyone has used one or has any thoughts.....seems like a cheap way to increase volume.

kostantinos
08-05-2013, 07:58 PM
You will need a PIP controller and a circulator to circulate the water no matter what. without them you can not have exact temperature range of the +-0.1 degree really .

this is one of the elements used for low cost circulators . A controller Helps adjust temperature by switching that heating element and the circulator helps circulate the water to the tank keeping consistent temp everywhere in the water tank.

I always suggest old bio lab circulators for starters but please be aware that you do not know how much life they have left and even worse what they had been used on (biohazard).

Zwiefel
08-05-2013, 09:38 PM
Thanks. I already have a controller, the Dorkfood DSV. Is a circulator important with such a narrow, deep heating element? Seems like it would haveca pretty strong convection current.

daveb
08-05-2013, 10:03 PM
An engineer friend has suggested starting with list below. Still have to go with heating element - I like the one you posted. Not purchased anything yet - still playing with the list. Would like a "K" type thermocouple so I can use it for other stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002PIM3R8/?tag=seattlefoodgeek-20&tag=thmash03-20

that is the controller -

you will also need a relay -
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-SSR-25DA-Temperature-Control-Solid/dp/B004HZN628/ref=pd_sim_indust_2

and a thermometer -
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-Sensor-Temperature-Control-Thermocouple/dp/B008BXECN4/ref=pd_sim_indust_1


and a pump
http://www.amazon.com/temperature-108GPH-DC12V-Water-grade/dp/B007XZAJ3I/ref=pd_sim_indust_17

Zwiefel
08-06-2013, 12:43 AM
Interesting....thats about 1/2 the price of the dorkfood....but its a bit more of a project. Interesting idea on the pump though.


An engineer friend has suggested starting with list below. Still have to go with heating element - I like the one you posted. Not purchased anything yet - still playing with the list. Would like a "K" type thermocouple so I can use it for other stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002PIM3R8/?tag=seattlefoodgeek-20&tag=thmash03-20

that is the controller -

you will also need a relay -
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-SSR-25DA-Temperature-Control-Solid/dp/B004HZN628/ref=pd_sim_indust_2

and a thermometer -
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-Sensor-Temperature-Control-Thermocouple/dp/B008BXECN4/ref=pd_sim_indust_1


and a pump
http://www.amazon.com/temperature-108GPH-DC12V-Water-grade/dp/B007XZAJ3I/ref=pd_sim_indust_17

kostantinos
08-06-2013, 04:47 AM
All of these components are necessary the pump especially as the tank size increases. A 5lt tank will behave differently than a 40 lt and so on.

in the long run investing into a circulator makes sense the more you are using sous vide . it is a hefty price tag for a circulator set up and a vacuum sealer

gic
08-08-2013, 07:02 AM
ALthough this won't be ready until November at the earliest

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seattlefoodgeek/sansaire-sous-vide-circulator-for-199?ref=live

it looks like it will be as good if not better than the 499 polyscience creative unit...

perneto
08-11-2013, 05:17 PM
There's also this, available now:

http://www.studiokitchen.com/studio-kitchen/anova-immersion-circulator

I think people over at egullet.org can give much better advice than me.

Zwiefel
08-11-2013, 08:21 PM
Excellent...I'm in....first kickstarter project I've been involved in.


ALthough this won't be ready until November at the earliest

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seattlefoodgeek/sansaire-sous-vide-circulator-for-199?ref=live

it looks like it will be as good if not better than the 499 polyscience creative unit...