SV Time to Heat 12 Pound Ham?

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So guys I have made some lovely 12lb+ pound "ham" out of pork shoulders.

I will be bringing this to Thanksgiving but was wondering how long it would take to SV heat up at like 160F degrees so it can travel wrapped in towels for an hour and still be hot :)

Anyone have any idea how long an SV warm up would take with this monster shoulder ham?
Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)
 
Is it frozen or thawed at the moment? If thawed, I think 3 or 4 hours should be plenty.

You may just want to consider getting to your destination early and using the SV there, instead of worrying about keeping it warm for an hour car ride. Just my opinion.
 
I never even thought about that, because no 12 pound Ham would fit in my Sous Vide Supreme.

The biggest thing I've done was a 7 pound Beef Eye Round for 24 hours.

Bear
 
Is it frozen or thawed at the moment? If thawed, I think 3 or 4 hours should be plenty.

You may just want to consider getting to your destination early and using the SV there, instead of worrying about keeping it warm for an hour car ride. Just my opinion.
It will be defrosted in the fridge.
Arriving early is not an option. I am just a 1 hour car ride away and there will be chafing dishes there to put the ham in to keep warm when I get there.

4 hours before it is . Thanks for the insight :)

I never even thought about that, because no 12 pound Ham would fit in my Sous Vide Supreme.

The biggest thing I've done was a 7 pound Beef Eye Round for 24 hours.

Bear

Hahaha I hear ya. I use those coleman stacker coolers, holds like 48 cans and will hold this meat no problem :)
 
If you can find one, I'd recommend a styrofoam shipping cooler to transport it in. Omaha Steaks uses them to ship meats in. That should keep your product warm enough for the car ride.
 
Can't help ya out with the time but last time we used sous vide to reheat ham we warmed it up then removed some of the water from cooler but not all, and took cooler along with us. Worked great!

Ryan
 
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If you can find one, I'd recommend a styrofoam shipping cooler to transport it in. Omaha Steaks uses them to ship meats in. That should keep your product warm enough for the car ride.
Can't help ya out with the time but last time we used sous vide to reheat ham we warmed it up then removed some of the water from cooler but not all, and took cooler along with us. Worked great!

Ryan


The Coleman stackable cooler I have will do the trick as both of you are thinking. It's just a little bit bigger than the styrofoam coolers and will be preheated from the SV :D
I wrap the ham in 3 bath towels and stuff in there and I should be good to go :)
 
A Practical Guide to Sous Vide Cooking (douglasbaldwin.com)

Click on the above link......

Heating hunks of meat thicker than 4" is not practical nor safe to SV, IF you do not take the meat to complete pasteurization time and temp... Heating times, to the center of the hunk of meat is longer than 4 hours...
May I suggest, as Baldwin does, to cut meat into serving size portions for proper heating so it is safe for health compromised individuals to consume... (children and the elderly etc.)


pasteurization table beef, pork, lamb cured pork....png
 
I dont think reheating a previous cooked ham will follow the pasteurization rule of thumb I could be wrong but dont think so
 
I can never find it but the chart showing how long it takes for the IT to reach within 1F of set temp is MIND BLOWING. Waaay longer you'd think. All based on size and doubt a ham that large is even on the chart. Agree no need to pasteurize but a good ROT. All this being said, SVing smoked stuff is dicey. I ruined a few CB. daveomak daveomak warned me too. There is something going on with the smoke flavor and the CB got a fake nasty smoke flavor and had to be tossed. I think you need a good rest to off gas before SV so I think tallbm tallbm will be fine but just wanted to give you a heads up.
 
Great info all.
I think I may just set an alarm to get up in the early AM and put the ham in the oven wrapped in foil. This will do the trick as well. I think I was just trying to get too cute with it and use my SV setup for something I thought would work out pretty well.

Sounds like I was overthinking it haha :D
 
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