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    Dry aging

    I just grabbed an old refrigerator from my mom's house and I plan on using to for extra space and dry aging some beef. I saw a video on you tube where the guys, from a salt selling establishment, put a bunch of salt in the pan below the rib so I was wondering if there is any merit to this or if I can just shove the slab in the fridge for a few weeks and move on.

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    I do like me some Alton Brown ingenuity....

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    You need the right moisture or lack thereof, temperature, and air circulation.
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    Oops almost forgot humidity...

    Here's a pretty good diy project that seems to have wielded solid results.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/1...t-this-weekend
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    http://beefresearch.org/CMDocs/BeefR...0of%20Beef.pdf

    Start with this one for the basics.

    I think i have a more in depth analysis on the subject somewhere as well . I will try to find a link .

    It gets really interesting when you dry age things like duck as well .

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    A fridge is already a giant de-humidfyer. Not really ideal for aging meat. IIR there is a kit available to convert a fridge so you can control temp and humidity. I think Mucho Bucho had done a conversion. I can't remember the dealer name but I could dig it up if your intersted. IMO the best approach at home for most is buying sub-primals in cryo and wet aging for 2-4 weeks. Then take the meat out of the cryo and set it on a wire rack in the fridge for about a week.
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    couple of guya on BGE forum have used these are are pleased with the results
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&newwind...d2c8fa9c025d66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckfat View Post
    A fridge is already a giant de-humidfyer. Not really ideal for aging meat. IIR there is a kit available to convert a fridge so you can control temp and humidity. I think Mucho Bucho had done a conversion. I can't remember the dealer name but I could dig it up if your intersted. IMO the best approach at home for most is buying sub-primals in cryo and wet aging for 2-4 weeks. Then take the meat out of the cryo and set it on a wire rack in the fridge for about a week.
    You jogged my memory I emailed Mucho Bucho a couple of times a while back and had forgotten here are the plans he showed me, I'll prob end up jumping on this after the dust has settled from the holidays.

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    IIR there was a dealer selling conversion kits for the fridge. If I can dig up that link I'll post it.
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    I found the thread on another site and it looks like Mucho was using a Cole Parmer humidity control. I have no idea which one though.
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