Hello all, I had an issue whereby the bag had sprung a leak and the air inside was quite a lot. There was no seal on the fat cap side, and the only thing holding the bag on was the bond that had occurred with the meat side. The bag was very loose on the top and the sides. I tried to reseal the bag, but the hole must of been somewhere else as the reseal was not successful.
So farther than break the bond that had already occurred with the meat side on my strip, I decided to place another bag over the existing bag and reseal that way. This has been a success, but just wondering if I have done the right thing? Not sure if double bagging is a bad thing to do or not.
Thanking you all in advance for your advice and assistance.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but no – you should not have double bagged it. The UMAi Dry bag does what it does by allowing the moisture to escape – that’s what dry aging is – losing the tasteless water in the cells. Double bagging it will greatly reduce the release plus POSSIBLY encourage bacteria to spoil your meat. At this point your best bet is to remove the new bag so as to remove the initial bag and then reseal the new bag. OR…how long had your first bag been on? Maybe you ought to call this meat done for now and go ahead and enjoy it, albeit not aged as long as you intended. Ron
Cheers Ron, I did have that thought in the back of my mind when I did it. Rebag it is. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
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