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  1. FeChef

    Making Bacon

    Let me rephrase my original question. Why does retail cured bacon have a longer shelf life then the same bacon cooked to crispy bacon? Basicly bacon jerky. Beef jerky lasts months in a fridge, so why should i throw the crispy cooked bacon away after 4-5 days like every website suggests?
  2. FeChef

    Making Bacon

    Every link i click on after asking google says 4-5 days in the fridge once cooked. I find this odd because i cure beef jerky and it lasts in my fridge for months. I am sure there is some scientific reason , or it's just BS.
  3. FeChef

    Making Bacon

    Why does raw cured bacon have a longer shelf life in the fridge then cured cooked bacon? I always bake a pound and freeze for quick reheat in the microwave but the slices can be a pain to separate when frozen. I was suprised to read the fridge shelf life was 4-5 days? That seems odd to me.
  4. I was thinking more of a fried rice with shrimp and saffron, or maybe a jasmine rice with coconut milk, peas, and saffron. But i dunno, maybe those idea's don't pair well.
  5. Its 0.03 oz ( 1 gram ) each. And yeah rice seems to be the most common dish that calls for saffron as a main ingredient. I am not a big fan of simple rice dishes.
  6. I have 3 jars of Saffron that came as a single pack for $1.50. I bought it back in 2013. Couldn't pass up the price, but really have no use for it.( couldn't find a recipe i liked that calls for it) It says best if used by 2017.
  7. Regarding Meat, if you cook Sous Vide, you don't have to worry about resting meat. To be honest, this topic really has no place in Today's cooking.
  8. I hate when cheese starts to get firm. I like the Mozz stringy on my lasagna, and especially a slice a pizza.
  9. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    12 hours unintended. But I can leave it go for upwards of 30 to 35 hours without checking the tank.
  10. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    No need. It cost me peanuts to build one. I was just hoping members that used these steam ovens would chime in with how long the actually steam. Its all good. My unit performed beyond my expectations.
  11. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    112 members viewed . None have any valuable info. I think i am done here. I have a lot of tests. Google is your friend.
  12. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    So far from pre heated steam, 10 minutes off and 3 minutes on, gives about 2 minutes worth of steam every 11 minutes. With the tank i am using that is roughly 35 hours worth of steam before the tank runs dry.
  13. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    I really don't want to disclose all the parts i am using just yet. But i am using a cheap Stainless Steel electric smoker to hold temps in the 150F range. When i can get some info on how long these steam ovens produce steam for, i will adjust my setup and post more info. I have a feeling im not going to get much info. FYI, i am not using this smoker to produce smoke. Its strictly for controlled low heat.
  14. FeChef

    Steam duration for holding meats?

    Some tests: After the initial 15 minutes(room temp reservior) it takes the steam generator to start steaming, it takes 1 minute (after 5 min shutoff) to 4 minutes (30 minute shut off) to produce steam again. This is at an ambient room temp of 70F. The timer i am using is an infinite loop. It can go as low as 1 second on, 1 second off. Reservoir only last 1 hour if ran constant. A secondary gravity feed reservoir would need to be added if needed. But is not an issue.
  15. I am experimenting with adding steam to long holding times at low tempurature. I am using a small oven that can hold temps as low as 150F. I am curious as i do not have a steam oven, nor can i afford one at least for home use, what duration do these specialized ovens steam for? I assume they do not constantly apply steam. They must be set on a timer to steam for a duration of time? I know there are a lot of professional cooks on Eg that use these ovens on a daily basis, so any info would be greatly appreciated.
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