Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler

  • Jvo124
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14562 by Jvo124
Hi All,

Has anyone traveled with an UMAI bag still drying aging a steak inside a cooler? Long story short, we will be driving from Houston to Destin. I want the steaks to dry age a little longer until the end of our trip to Destin (40 days instead of 30), and want to know if it'll be safe in a cooler for an 8 hour trip until I can get it back in a refrigerator?

So far I've done:
21 day choice rib eye
30 day prime rib eye
60 day prime brisket

Currently doing:
60 day bone in prime rib eye
45 day prime New York strip

The 21 day I tasted little to no dry age flavor although it was somewhat tender.

The 30 day I started to taste a hint of the dry age nutty flavor, especially when I tried it with the pelico still on.

Now I want to try a 40-45 days NY strip. Just hope it's safe to transport in a cooler for 8 hours to continue the dry aging process as I would rather eat the steaks fresh cut rather than freezing them early and transporting them.

Thanks in advanced!

Jimmy

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • RRP
  • RRP's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • retired dude
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14564 by RRP
Replied by RRP on topic Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler
For 8 hours it should be fine as long as it is kept cold.
Ron
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jvo124

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Jvo124
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14565 by Jvo124
Replied by Jvo124 on topic Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler
Thanks Ron. Does the steak still need to be raised on a platform to get airflow after it has already started a nice pelico crust or can it just sit in the refrigerator without elevation?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • RRP
  • RRP's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • retired dude
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14566 by RRP
Replied by RRP on topic Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler
Yes, it should still be raised for sake of 360º air flow.
Ron
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jvo124

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Jvo124
  • Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14567 by Jvo124
Replied by Jvo124 on topic Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler
Thanks. Anyone have tips to keep coolers (YETI) at around 35 degrees Fahrenheit? I don't want the steak to freeze as I read this is when it stops the dry aging process. I've read to pack the cooler full with other items and ice, however again I don't want the steaks to freeze.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • RRP
  • RRP's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • retired dude
More
2 months 2 weeks ago #14568 by RRP
Replied by RRP on topic Traveling with UMAI NY Strip in cooler
If you pack your YETI with the ice on the bottom and then place whatever else you have in there such as "adult beverages" and then the dry aging beef on top you should be fine. With the separation I find it highly unlikely that the meat will freeze in that 8 hour time frame. If if it gets hard then that will not be clear through the meat. Even if it did freeze temporarily once thawed back up to the ideal 34º - 36º range it will continue to age.
Ron

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: RRP
Time to create page: 0.313 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum