Dry-aging beef at home

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    Dry-aging beef at home

    Has anyone ever done this? I'm trying it for the first time for a Christmas roast. I'm following all the instructions I've found online, but I have a couple questions that I'd like to run by someone who has some experience with it.

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    What's your backup plan for Christmas dinner? You know... just in case.

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    Keep the temp as steady as possible. Keep it dry and make sure everything is a clean as possible.
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    Alton Brown has a simple aging rig I want to try. It's just a plastic storage container drilled full of 1/8" holes. Set the roast in a shallow pan on the lid of the container, and snap the body over it. It lets it get some airflow in the fridge without leaving it just sitting out. Three or four days will remove a lot of water from the meat.
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    Yes, we have a backup plan. I ALWAYS have a backup, not matter what I'm doing :)

    I've got everything clean, keeping it wrapped in cotton, etc. It's just that since I haven't done this before, I'm not totally sure what to expect. I rewrapped it last night, and noticed that it was REALLY soft to the touch. I'm guessing that that's the point, but HOW soft should I expect?

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    How are you doing it?
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    Lowered temp in the refrigerator, roast is in the back on the bottom shelf, wrapped in clean white cotton cloth. That's pretty much it.

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    You need to change the cotton daily
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    "Dry, aging beef" Last time that happened in my house he was kicked to the curb. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDuba View Post
    You need to change the cotton daily
    Doing that - it's an evening ritual right now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDuba View Post
    You need to change the cotton daily
    Concur you have to change the cotton cloth or cheese cloth everyday as it asborbs moisture. When done you have to trim the off colored meat.
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