Rump size was about the 4.5 kilo mark don’t worry about the shape if you look at my pics of the rump (from a previous post)
I was quite concerned about the amount of dry blood (which was drawn to the snorkel and trapped in the bag and the air in the corner, but would have to say with confidence it was not a problem. The rump was without a doubt the best I have tasted, a real rich beef flavor and tender as.
RRP has a rule, once you bag it and put it in the fridge don’t touch it again until you are taking it out to cut and cook or freeze. However on the first try I could not help myself and took the meat out to check. Now I don’t worry I know it is all ok if you get a good seal at the start just leave it alone it will be fine.
The Costco meat is from Queensland and is fed grain for the last 100 days, Safeway also sells it now but for about 60% more.
Thanks for the tip on Kilsyth wholesale, I will wait and see what you think if the meat is good I will take a trip and buy up. Vic Market sells for similar prices to Kilsyth and I have had many good cuts from there but was unsure if the cheaper cuts would turn out as good, didn’t want to blame the bag if the meat was inferior and not able to be dry aged properly. Maybe now I’ll give them a go.
I have had Greenham meats before and yes they are quite good, but just to pricey. I am sure if you were to dry age a piece you would be very happy with the result but just as happy with the Costco product for a lot less.