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I would recommend preparing a sterile surface (a sheet of kitchen parchment or aluminum foil will do the trick), run tap water over the entire piece of meat, then rest it on the surface for several minutes to allow for the myoglobin “goo” to rehydrate. Use disposable gloves if you have them.
Also, keep in mind that, unlike that scary “leaker” vacuum bag you got from Costco, UMAi Dry® is not going to hold a vacuum no matter what. It’s a membrane that adheres to the meat surface, and you only need 75% meat to membrane contact to be assured good results. The bag can release after it begins drying without any need for concern.
You can use the “bread twisty” method if the meat is gooey enough, or you can try the Ballistic BBQ no sealer method demonstrated in this video: umaidry.com/nosealer