How to dry age beef at home
06/23/2017 (Fri) 18:03:12
First two pictures are from Day 1, last picture is from Day 13. On day 40 I'll carve it up.
Purchase a USDA Prime rib roast. I prefer bone in, but Bob from the meat department at the grocery store failed me. He said he would get me a 4 bone thick rib roast, bone in, as long as I call in and left him a good review. Fuck you, Bob, you didn't get my God damned rib roast, you get no review from me. Or, better yet, I'll call in and give you a shit review. Lying sack of shit.
Anyway, what you do in order to dry age at home is get a roasting pan like pictured. I don't know if salt makes a difference, but I throw some on the bottom of the pan.
Then, wrap it up in a cheese clothJPG. I've read that paper towels work too.
Put it in the fridge. For the first three days, pull it out, unwrap it, and rewrap it, so the cloth or paper towels don't glue themselves to it.
Just let it sit for a month or so. Longest I've done is 35 days. This time I'm going for 40 days.
After that, I'll pull it out and cut the hard outer shell off. I'll lose about a whole steak worth of meat from the process, but it's worth it. After I'm done shaving it down, I'll cut it into 3-4 ribeye steaks. 3-4 depending on how thick I cut them.
Why do this? The flavor. All the enzymes and shit work their way inside the roast as the water evaporates from the outside. It also makes it more tender.
Grill them up, and I'll have some Grade A steakhouse steaks that I didn't even have to dress up for.
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