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I saw on youtube (and also read on this forum) a method where after vacuum sealing the meat in the drybag, you put the steak into a woman’s pantyhose.
The thought being that the slight elastic properties of the panthose keeps a gentle pressure to ensure a good bond between the bag and meat.
Some meat, especially ribeye has ‘valleys’ and it’s sometimes hard to get the bag to maintain good contact in those parts. The pantyhose helps maintain the contact (for the first few days) until the bag forms a good bond.
I’m not really sure it helps, though it looks like it does. But I’m also not sure how important it is to have the bag maintain contact in those valleys since it has good bond elsewhere else (cuz you will never have 100% contact anyways). I think it mainly gives us reassurance of good contact so we sleep well at night 🙂