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Thoughts on second dry aged steak cook.

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  • Steve B
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    Thoughts on second dry aged steak cook.

    Sooo. After my first Umai 28day dry age ribeye roast/steak cook I wasn’t really thrilled. Not sure if it was my method or ????
    The first steak I SV’d and reverse seared. Not impressed. Kinda dense and dryish with a little off flavor.

    A couple of days ago I pulled one out of the freezer and let it defrost in the fridge.
    This time I went the whole cook on my KJ jr.
    Indirect @250 until an it of 128*, overshot my 120* target 😡. Not the end of the world. 😁
    Anyway reverse seared, caveman style right on the coals.

    Well let me tell you. This turned out incredible!!!
    Great beefy flavor with an abundance of juices, pics don’t lie. A perfect chew. Just an overall great experience and joy to eat.

    I know. I know. Here’s what y’all are waiting for. Click image for larger version

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  • barelfly
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    • Dec 2017
    • 1072
    • New Mexico

    Glad this one turned out to your liking. I have really only been SVing the dry aged steaks I’ve done because they are in The freezer. I’ll have to plan ahead and try it this way as well.

    but, I know the first one didn’t impress, so glad this did.


    • Steve B
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      Thanks brother.
  • Troutman
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    • Aug 2017
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    I've had similar issues with dry aging my own but it was with the longer ageing periods. 28 days is generally perfect for me. When you get up to 45 or even 60 days the meat gets like you describe, kind of chewy with a dry feel. Let's face it you're encouraging the moisture to leave the meat to densify the beefiness. Just seems like there's a point where you miss having that moisture.

    You might try sous vide as barelfly mentions, they come out great that way. You might also try a shorter aging period. Once you find that happy medium they are killer steaks. Good luck with the journey !!!


    • Steve B
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      I did SV the first steak which is why I changed my process this time. And with great success.
      I may try going 21 days next time but definitely not more than the 28 I did this go round.
  • TripleB
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    Delicious. Love looking at this types of posts.


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      Glad I could oblige. 😁👍
  • RonB
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    • Apr 2016
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    Good job.


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      Thanks Ron. I was a little nervous about this cook because of the results of the first one.
      But thankfully I was pleasantly surprised.
  • Dadof3Illinois
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    • Jul 2017
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    • Southeast Illinois

    That looks awesome, practice makes perfect!!!


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      So very true.
      I hope the others in the freezer will turn as good.
  • Thunder77
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    • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

    That is a beautiful result!


    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      Thank you kindly good sir.
  • mountainsmoker
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    • Jun 2019
    • 1851
    • Bryson City, NC

    Looks great. Am so glad you were happy with the results. It may be me but I would keep the 28 day dry age time. I really enjoy a steak aged that long.


    • pkadare
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      • Jun 2019
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      I've had great luck lately with front searing. I find it easier to hit the desired temp and not having to worry about overshooting with the reverse sear.




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