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The refrigerator set up you are describing is not very good for aging meat. You may already know this, but…. though the fridge is modern and good, where it is located matters. When the outside temperature drops to below the temperature set inside the fridge like inside of a cold garage in March in Iowa, the fridge stops working altogether, this results in no circulation of air inside and possible freezing of the meat. When there is no air circulating, the moisture begins to accumulate on the surface of the bag, blocking additional moisture release. When the meat freezes, it stops aging as the enzymes inside “go to sleep”. So basically your fridge and the enzymes both go to sleep when the temps drop below 38F and the meat is left to freeze, no aging happens.