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I can’t answer that with a good conscience! As for eating your now trimmed meat I know we all have different tolerances!
Your meat should not have smelled rotten and been sticky when cut. Since this is probably your first dry aging attempt and maybe even your first time eating dry aged meat then I can’t know that. Dry aged beef has an earthy, nutty smell and CERTAINLY not a rotten smell! Just the same as I already surmised your “on sale” beef had probably been in the display case long enough that the store or butcher already knew they better put it on sale before it went bad! That’s the reason UMAi Dry® recommends buying the meat to be aged still bagged in cryovac. Better luck next time.