How do I cook a 65-degree egg in my own house?
August 24, 2009 8:35 PM Subscribe
sous-vide-Filter: I have a pot of water and I can buy an immersion heater or aquarium heater, but how do I control it to maintain an arbitrary temperature 40-100C within 1 degree, for cheap? External themostats for homes and microbreweries and aquaria seems to top out at 32C, and cost upwards of 50$. Scientific water baths and ovens cost $800+. And my oven is not accurate enough.
posted by d. z. wang to technology (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The immediate purpose of this setup will be to cook an egg at 65C, but after that I may branch out to meat. For this reason, a big vat of boiling methanol is not appropriate, even though it would maintain 65C quite nicely.
The ideal solution will cost less than $50-$100 and involve lots of equipment I already own or which will be useful to have around afterwards.