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Featured Dry aged steaks.....

Discussion in 'Sous Vide Cooking' started by rbnice1, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    So, I really thought I had already posted this but I guess not. Decided to try my hand at dry aging. Got a 17lb boneless rib roast from Sam's and put it in a dry age bag. Then into the fridge for 34 days! Trimmed all the bad stuff off then souis vide at 131F for 4 hours. Finished on the wood fired grill and they were amazing! The fat that normally would be grizzle and tough was like butter.
    2 weeks in. IMG_3870.jpg 3 weeks

    IMG_3910.jpg week 4
    IMG_3947.jpg Ignore the A1!!!! Its for the potatoes. No steaks were harmed by A1 in the making of this experience.
    IMG_3969.JPG You can kinda of see here how after cooking the fat pulled apart from the meat and from itself on its own.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd eat those steaks, in a heart beat.....
  3. drdon

    drdon Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great job. Was it worth the wait? It sure looks good.
    Whew-Definitely good to know. Points could have been deducted for Steak abuse!
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job.

    I agree with the fat being tasty after aging. Never liked steak fat, but when i tasted aked steak fat...wow.

    However when i i sous vide them the fat is not as good.
  5. Don't mind my tongue on the floor, just step over it!
  6. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    I would say yes I think, it was worth it. Honestly the flavor to me was just a good steak flavor, not much different then normal. My dad said it was much different and was fantastic so maybe my taste buds are not as good. lol

    In my opinion it was worth it for how tender they were and how amazing the fat was.
  7. fullborebbq

    fullborebbq Smoke Blower

    OMG those look delicious!!!! way to go!!!
  8. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    Well we did left over steaks today. I pulled 2 of the steaks I had left over and through in the deep freeze. So I can say for sure they have a very different flavor. Its amazing... and the fat is still great!
  9. sigmo

    sigmo Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look amazing. I need to read up on this dry aging process. I never knew you could do it at home.
  10. Jabiru

    Jabiru Meat Mopper

    Very tasty.

    Question, that pic of steak in centre.

    Is it required to trim that black crust off or doesn’t matter? I normally trim it off.
  11. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your steaks look delicious!
    Once you do dry aged, it's hard to go back to just a regular steak!
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  12. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had some 60 days aged steaks with some friends yesterday. Grilled to rare. They kept asking where i got the neat from, how i cooked them...
    They were awesome....fat and all.
  13. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Steaks!
    They look danged tasty, nice job cooking them.

    I believe I've heard it said here before that if you really want to taste the difference in dry aged steaks, go for 60 days.
    Me, I don't think I have the patience for 34, much less 60.
    They'd be like Sirens calling me to the rocks.... Eat me!
  14. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No need for patience...do two roasts ha ha

    I age a full prime rib roast 2-3 times a year - maintains a continous supply of steaks.
  15. tareed94

    tareed94 Fire Starter

    Looks great! What dry age bags do you use? Do you get a weird smell in your fridge?
  16. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    Very easy to do.... You use a UMAi bag:

    Take it straight out of the packers bag and slide it into the bag and vac seal it. There are many youtube clips on how to do it. Then place it in the fridge. I put it on a wire rack so it had circulation all around.
  17. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    I had not trimmed that one yet. And yes they need to be trimmed. The outside tastes very bad.
  18. rbnice1

    rbnice1 Smoke Blower

    No no smell at all in the fridge.
  19. sigmo

    sigmo Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I've never heard of this before! I will have to give it a try! Thanks! :)
  20. jcam222

    jcam222 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I really need to try this. I have to admit I have a hard time getting over the black outer look of the aged beef. That said its obvious from everyones comments that from a flavor and texture standpoint its worth it.