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Why don't you have a chamber vac?


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On 4/24/2022 at 10:04 PM, andrewk512 said:

 They use this a lot in EMP The Next Chapter and the new French Laundry book. I have trouble getting it to work with open containers, I think mostly because my liquid to container ratio is too high and I can't do much before I risk it blowing over (happened to me more than I like to admit). Works great in a bag though, if you can spare a bag for it. I hope vacuum blenders become more mainstream in the future

When i've done it, I pull a vaccum until it's going to overflow and then turn the machine off.  On my machine at least, that leaves the chamber with whatever vacuum it was at.  When you turn it back on, it does the bag seal cycle, and lets air back in.  leave it off until the foam goes down, then repeat.  Two or three cycles, you get a hard vacuum before it starts to foam up.  

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FWIW, it works "okay" if using a foodsaver with the mason jar attachment.  It takes 4 or 5 vacuums to get it, though, since the foam rises up the jar.  I also use the mason jar attachment to quick pickle things like cucumbers, onions, and radishes.  Works great for those.

 

edit: "it" being pulling vacuum on blender foam

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On 5/2/2022 at 6:45 PM, jedovaty said:

FWIW, it works "okay" if using a foodsaver with the mason jar attachment.  It takes 4 or 5 vacuums to get it, though, since the foam rises up the jar.  I also use the mason jar attachment to quick pickle things like cucumbers, onions, and radishes.  Works great for those.

 

edit: "it" being pulling vacuum on blender foam

I bought the elusive and rarely sold in Canada food saver mason jar attachment for this purpose. It plugs into my polyscience machine but I find it really finnicky to attach to the mason jars

 

Maybe I just need to try more cycles. I find the first cycle or two often creates more foam for me. For some reason I only get a satisfying result when I use a bag and have the seal function on. I find this oddly happens with pickling/compressing too (foods aren't compressing). I am using 500ml round deli style containers, trying to both de-aerate as well as quick pickle in them

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Interesting.. I have no issues attaching it to wide-mouth Ball or Kerr jars.  I'm using the attachment with a foodsaver, not a chamber vac sealer, sorry that was not clear.

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24 minutes ago, hotsaucerman said:

not sure if they are strictly comparable but would yall req the breville/polyscience chamber vac or something like the vacmaster vp125?

 

I have the Polyscience and I am pleased with it.  Only two problems to speak of:  the external vacuum line never works unless you hold the connector in.  And when I ask Alexa, "Turn Polyscience on", she is most creative in misunderstanding what a Polyscience is.

 

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On 4/25/2022 at 5:04 AM, andrewk512 said:

 They use this a lot in EMP The Next Chapter and the new French Laundry book. I have trouble getting it to work with open containers, I think mostly because my liquid to container ratio is too high and I can't do much before I risk it blowing over (happened to me more than I like to admit). Works great in a bag though, if you can spare a bag for it. I hope vacuum blenders become more mainstream in the future

 

I've had the best results doing this with the sequential program on my Henkelman. That seems to extract more air bubbles per cycle, and the stages also gives me more control if and when I have to hit the abort button to avoid spillage. 

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