I might be imagining things, but I am picking up the lightest beef smell when I open the fridge. I have a boneless ribeye subprimal (8 days), a strip loin subprimal (4 days), and most recently added a whole packer brisket that had been wet aging for about 14 days, so it’s been in a drybag for two days now. I think I picked up the smell starting when I added the brisket to my dry aging fridge. Is this light smell normal?
Yes – there can be and now especially since you added that brisket that had previously been wet aging. Personally I find the wet aged smell to be strong and almost offensive! If your refrigerator is operating properly and turning over the air then in time the smell should diminish. Aged beef will have a nutty, earthy smell. BTW did you rinse the brisket before bagging it? Ron
I didn’t rinse the wet-aged brisket before bagging it in the interest of following the clean-transfer technique. I did take a bit of extra time letting all the serumy fluid drain out of the cryo before transferring over tho. Hopefully it’s all good in a few days like you said. I had a feeling the scent was from the brisket too, although I didn’t notice it too much straight from the cryo. Anyways it’s not really a rotting beef smell…more like the smell you get when you open a fresh pack of ground beef. Thank you for the reassurance!
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