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Keeping slabs of beef around

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I posted this in another cooks post as a reply as I was leaving work and on the way home, I realized that was the wrong thing to do so I removed it and started my own thread, sorry for being thoughtless.

 

Anyway, this is what I posted....

 

I go to Costco all the time and buy large cuts but I take them home dress them , portionize them, vacuum seal them and then freeze.

 

Could I keep a full strip in my fridge and just slice off a steak or two as needed?

 

I see at Fairway Market, they have slabs aging in what appears to be some sort of glass enclosed storage case. I do not know if this thing is refrigerated or not. It doesn't look like a refrigerator.

 

Anyway, how long can you keep a slab laying around and under what conditions.

 

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That glass case at Fairway is where they dry age their beef. It's not something that is easily accomplished at home.

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The cases you see at Fairway and any steakhouse are temperature and humidity controlled.  They range in temperature, I'm sure, but I guess somewhere in the low 60's with about 75% humidity.  You could do this at home, but unless your a real nut about your beef, I would just get your whole strip, break it down into portions and freeze what you dont need. Nothing wrong with that at all.

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