PRO TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
PRO TIP #1
DO NOT AGE INDIVIDUAL STEAKS
Why? Because truly dry aged beef has a thick “bark” that you trim off before cooking. This trim loss, plus flavor concentration (water loss), can add up to as much as 40%. Dry age a single 10 oz. steak, and you could end up with a skinny little 6 oz. "minute" steak.
Always start with a 15-20 lb. sub-primal boneless ribeye or striploin. It should be in processor packaging, untouched and untrimmed. Check your local club store or butcher. And tell them not to touch it!
PRO TIP #2
UMAI DRY IS NOT A VACUUM BAG
UMAi Dry is a unique, scientifically proven, chef-tested technology that allows anyone to create custom dry aged steak and dry cured meats at home. The material forms a bond with the proteins on the surface of the meat allowing moisture release and oxygen exchange while blocking odors and contamination. With UMAi Dry you can craft dry aged steak, charcuterie or slow-fermented dry sausage in any well-ventilated cooler or refrigerator without risk of spoilage.
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PRO TIP #3
FORGET ALL THE RULES OF VACUUM SEALING
It's okay to have a few air pockets. UMAi Dry® is not a vacuum bag: it’s a membrane that allows for both oxygen and moisture exchange. It works by creating a bond with the sticky, protein-coated meat surface. If at least 75-80% of the meat is touching the bag, you are good to go! No vacuum sealer? No problem!
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PRO TIP #4
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PRO TIP #5
BOOKMARK YOUR CHEAT SHEETS
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