Freezing Your Aged Steaks & Roasts...

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8 years 8 months ago #1885 by barry593
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Hi all,
This post is just an idea, not a must do! What is the best way to freeze anything...flash freezing of course, but who wants to drop $4 grand on one of those! The answer is dry ice. Here is what you need...

Heavy leather or work gloves(clean)
A sheet of dry ice at about $10.00
A small cooler, six pack size, plastic is fine
A screw driver or small ice pick
Your vacuum bagged steaks/roast

SAFETY FIRST - NEVER HANDLE THE DRY ICE BARE HANDED!!!
WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES!!!

Break the dry ice up in your clean sink with a pick or screwdriver.
Place a layer of the smaller pieces in the bottom of the cooler.
Place a cotton towel on top - single layer.(optional)
Place two vacuum sealed steaks on top of that, another layer of dry ice on top of that and your steak will be totally frozen in less than 1 minute!
Remove and place in your regular freezer, and thats it!

I do this every summer with whole free range chickens I purchase from a farm in Mass. The whole principle is to flash freeze so the ice crystals formed in freezing are smaller, thus causing much less tissue damage to the meat than just flipping into your freezer. Food for thought...not a must.

Barry

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8 years 8 months ago #1886 by RRP
thanks - where does one buy dry ice?

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8 years 8 months ago #1887 by barry593
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Hey Ron,
I get mine from a local ice supplier...they sell bulk ice bagged up from small bags to a very large luge. Try your local yellow pages, yes some of us do still have these things called books lol! Kidding aside you should have an ice supplier locally I would hope. You only need one sheet of it, it's about the size of a sheet of paper one inch thick. It is the solid form of carbon dioxide.

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8 years 8 months ago #1891 by Clam Digger
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That's awesome Barry. I miss the Greek bar pizza and the candlepins. Bowl a game for me will ya! B)

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8 years 8 months ago #1900 by barry593
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Clam Digger wrote:

That's awesome Barry. I miss the Greek bar pizza and the candlepins. Bowl a game for me will ya! B)

Charlie


Charlie,
I don't really know what the heck you meant with those references, but thanks...I think.

Barry

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8 years 8 months ago #1901 by toasty
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barry593 wrote:

Clam Digger wrote:

That's awesome Barry. I miss the Greek bar pizza and the candlepins. Bowl a game for me will ya! B)

Charlie


Charlie,
I don't really know what the heck you meant with those references, but thanks...I think.

Barry


OK. Good to know that I'm not the only one in the dark.

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