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6 months 2 days ago #14617 by franknbeans
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Hi all,

I've been reading up on the forum, looking at YouTube videos and general research on the UMAi bags and what all I need.

So, I bought a small dedicated refrigerator for Beer / Meat Aging. It's about half the size of a regular one.
I picked up a digital thermometer that does logs / High - Low Temp and High - Low humidity.

I have a Food Safe V3485 vacuum sealer. It's a stand up style where you just slide in the bag for it to seal.


Will this work properly?

Additional Questions:
What cut of meat should I try first?
What size of bags should I buy first?

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6 months 1 day ago #14618 by RRP
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Welcome aboard! In all your reading of the forum I would have hoped you had run across the warning not to use one of those "dorm size", or beer or wine refrigerators! The problem is they merely make the contents cold and most all don't even circulate the air. In other words they do not extract the moisture being released from the meat. So while it may be cold, the moisture is still present and can make the meat rot. The best refrigerators to use are modern, frost free units commonly found in kitchens. Even if they are opened and closed several times a day is fine!

As for what meat to start with I suggest a choice grade and not prime! The sub-primal boneless ribeye say 10 to 14 pounds.

I'm sorry if I deflated your plans using that beer refrigerator, but better now than to wake up one morning to the smell of rotted meat.
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6 months 1 day ago #14619 by franknbeans
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I'll take a picture of it but it's larger than a dorm frig. More like a Apartment Frig.

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6 months 1 day ago #14620 by RRP
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size isn't the matter - if it is frost free then you will be ok.
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6 months 1 day ago #14622 by franknbeans
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Reading owners manual... it has a defrost button.. So, this will not work..

How about my other questions...

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