My name is Phil and I just wanted to take a moment to say hello. I’ve had a very busy last couple of months and I haven’t been able to participate at all but I’m hoping that over the next couple of weeks, things slow down and I can contribute more.
As is the case with everyone, here, I love cooking and grilling. Unfortunately with the short summer season here in Montreal, I can’t do it year round but when the weather is mild during winter, I still grill outside since my grill is covered.
I have wanted to try dry aging at home for a while. I’ve had a couple of dry aged steaks and they were amazing and wanted to see if I could do the same. I finally gave it a shot and purchased the bags this summer.
Every year in September, some friends and I who have been together since elementary school (going on 35 years now) go away for the weekend to have fun, relax and do a lot of eating and drinking. I do all the cooking for the weekend and wanted to try something new this year so I figured that Dry Aging would be a great idea.
I purchased an 8.5 KG (18.7 LBS) New York Strip Loin but since it didn’t fit in my second fridge, I had to cut off a portion of it. I did have some issues getting it sealed because of the lining up of the bag and initially forgetting the paper. LOL I guess you could say I was a little excited. 🙂
It’s been going well for the most part but since I had to use my smaller second fridge, I’ve had a bit of fluctuation in temperature. I’ve kept it for the most part between 34 and 38 but every once in a while I’d catch it too low or too high and would have to adjust. I’m hoping it doesn’t affect the final product too much.
Based on what I see, it looks pretty much as I’ve seen online in a few other videos and pictures but would love it if you guys could give me some opinions on what you think. There isn’t any smell in the fridge or coming off the meat and the only thing that I’m not really sure of is the white dots.
I tried to figure out how to insert the pictures here but wasn’t able to. Hopefully this link works.
Sounds and looks like you and your buddies are in for some good eating at your annual get together. Be sure to let us hear more and pictures about the get together!
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