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3 months 2 weeks ago #15411 by Johnnyblaze13579
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Hey all - I need some help. I bought a nice 4 pound cowboy steak last week. I used the umai bag, and slapped the tag with the dates right in the center of the steak ( not thinking that it would prohibit the bag from allowing moisture out in that spot ). Anyways, I removed the tag after 7 days of dry aging. Everything looks ok on the part where the tag was, but I wanted some opinions.....is my steak still good to continue dry aging, or is it spoiled due to that area where the tag was? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!!!

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3 months 2 weeks ago #15412 by RRP
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You should be fine. However dry aging a piece of beef as small as 4 pounds may be an issue. We really recommend aging a sub primal. Part of the reason is if you are like many first time dry aging you will probably trim far more than necessary and that 4 pounds will go back to 3 pounds raising the cost of your steak considerably.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #15413 by Johnnyblaze13579
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Thanks for the response, Ron. In this situation, the cost isn’t a large concern. It was more of a “trial run”. With that said, I’m not a rich man and $50 is a good sum of money so I appreciate your comment. You think 40 days would be too long for that small of a steak?

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3 months 2 weeks ago #15414 by RRP
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Yes in my opinion that would be too long for that size as you are risking drastic dehydration. 30 max should give you a good idea.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #15415 by Johnnyblaze13579
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Understood. Thanks again, Ron.

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