Froma 20 lb Standing Rib Roast to a reverse seared bone prime rib in 45 days. Q-View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by navigator, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    This was my first try at dry aging at home.

    I tried the Umai Bags

    20 lb choice bone in prime rib

    I was going to put my beer PID on the garage fridge but it had been staying between 35.7º and 36.5º  for the 2 weeks prior to putting the meat in.

    The humidity stays between 39-45% unless the door has been opened and even then it recovers pretty fast.

    I went exactly 45 days, I couldn't get any prime primals in town so I had to settle for choice.




    45 days later:



    Trimmed:






    Headed for the large Big Green Egg for some hickory smoke and to get the temp to 115º 


    After about an hour straight to the MiniMax it went for the sear:




    Seared for about 2-3 minutes per side and straight to the plate:


    One of the best steaks I ever had!

     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! How much did you have to trim?
     
  3. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    I trimmed too much but including the fat I would have trimmed regardless it was about 10% trim loss and 15% more due to the drying.
     
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  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! That looks incredible. Curious what you have planned for the rest of the steaks? I wonder if they'll keep well in the freezer? Thanks for the great post!
     
  5. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    Thanks, they are in the freezer, will keep as well or better than regular un-aged steaks.
     
  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That looks absolutely incredible! and I love that you did the reverse sear. A dry aged, smoked and reverse seared steak. Adding that to my list of future projects!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking steak!

    POINTS!!!!
     
  8. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Wow that looks good. 
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice , Navigator . Thanks for the look and sharing .
     
  10. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    man o man! That looks delicious!!!!

    What are UMAI bags?

    How did you store the uneaten steaks? . . . use vacuum bags?
     
  11. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    They are special bags allow moisture to escape but allow oxygen to flow I guess. http://www.drybagsteak.com/

    I vacuum sealed them and froze them.
     
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that looks awesome - Great job!!!!

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
  13. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info, Navigator!

    I learned one more new thing!

    :yahoo:
     
  14. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    N, Looks like some excellent steaks ![​IMG]
     
  15. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    Those are some good looking steaks never even thought about doing this great idea. Smoke then sear. Will be doing prime rib for Xmas happened to scroll on this. All sorts of goodies here.:grilling_smilie:
     
  16. 4pogo7

    4pogo7 Smoking Fanatic

    Holy buckets that looks awesome!

    points!
     
  17. barrelcooker

    barrelcooker Smoke Blower

    some high quality meat right their.
     
  18. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome , POINTS>[​IMG]
     

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