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Again, welcome to the site where you will find tons of information and you will be able to share your experiences with the rest of us. First I sense your reservation on buying bags just to practice with, could be expensive. However a couple of things regarding the bags, I suggest that you purchase the Sampler Packet as it comes with a couple of practice bags. That way you don’t ruin any bags that you will need for dry aging the primals. You can also use the very large size bag to practice with, I’m thinking the bags used for bone-in prime rib roast. It will have several inches of excess material to practice with and still leave you with ample space to dry age a large primal. As far as the “ruining of bags” worries, that was probably shared by all at the beginning, myself included. The Bag Ladies suggested using a wet towel to approximate the wetness of the meat and it worked for me. I only practiced just a few times and I believe that I got it right. Ron was right on about using the same bag for your first dry aging attempt – success for all is the goal here. I am on my 6th primal as we speak, and I’ve got 6 Tri-Tips perking along as well. I have a definite weakness for Prime chunks of cow at less than $9 lb. – Ron and others can verify this (they just leap into my cart).