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Umai Beef

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rexster314, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. rexster314

    rexster314 Smoking Fanatic

    I had to try the Umai method of aging meat. I bought a Costco prime strip loin on April 9th and began a 30 day aging process. Coming along nicely, it's lost a shade over a pound of moisture since then. Today, one of our local grocers advertised bone-in prime rib roast at 6.99/lb and I jumped on that one as well. Got it put up in the Umai bag after cutting off a 2 pound rib for supper tomorrow night. Weight at beginning is 17lb.
    First pic is of the strip loin today. Second in rib roast just in the reefer
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  2. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    rexster314, hopefully you wont forget to update us with a result? :emoji_blush:
    Also, why did you choose 30 days aging and not 45, 60 or 90 days? The longer the better in this case....
  3. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  4. rexster314

    rexster314 Smoking Fanatic

    My wife is not too sure about dry aged meat. My thinking is if she'll like the 30 day, I'll try a longer one next time
  5. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    R314, I'm in !:emoji_thumbsup:
  6. tx smoker

    tx smoker Master of the Pit

    "My wife is not too sure about dry aged meat. My thinking is if she'll like the 30 day, I'll try a longer one next time"

    You're not going to notice much, if any, taste difference after only 30 days. They will get more tender but that's about it. I recently did a rib roast (bone-in prime rib) for 45 days and you could tell the difference in flavor but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as I was hoping for. Right now I have two full strip roasts in UMAi bags that will age for 60 days and I'll be serving them two weeks from today. I'd highly recommend adding a couple weeks to your aging time.....but it's your call, and your wife that must be gratified :emoji_wink: Regardless, please keep us posted.