From: James on
On Aug 30, 8:04 pm, "Paul M. Cook" <pmBERMUDA_SHORTSc...(a)gte.net>
wrote:
> "James" <j0069b...(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> news:1188476260.106588.226530(a)w3g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Who here eat home aged beef without stomach distress? Google resulted
> > in articles on how to and other articles on why not to.
>
> > Anyone here ever got sick eating home aged beef?
>
> Not if it is done right.
>
>
>
> > Is the meat that's turned color on the grocer's shelf actually more
> > tender and have better flavor?
>
> The key us dryness. Some decomposition is going on but the dryness keeps
> that to a minimum. You are removing excess moisture and allowing the meat
> to partially break down its connective fibers. Roting and aging are two
> different things. Dry aged beef is more purple, rotten meat is brown.
>
> Paul

T-bone or porterhouse on sale $5/lb for labor day. Good time to try.

From: Pennyaline on
Paul M. Cook wrote:
> "James" <j0069bond(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1188476260.106588.226530(a)w3g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>> Who here eat home aged beef without stomach distress? Google resulted
>> in articles on how to and other articles on why not to.
>>
>> Anyone here ever got sick eating home aged beef?
>
> Not if it is done right.
>
>> Is the meat that's turned color on the grocer's shelf actually more
>> tender and have better flavor?
>
> The key us dryness. Some decomposition is going on but the dryness keeps
> that to a minimum. You are removing excess moisture and allowing the meat
> to partially break down its connective fibers. Roting and aging are two
> different things. Dry aged beef is more purple, rotten meat is brown.

Dry aged beef still smells like meat. Rotten meat smells foul and
obviously spoiled.

I grew up on "hung" beef (be quiet Sheldon!). My great-uncle, a butcher
in Jersey City, was proud of his ability to obtain and prepare the best
meats available. The minute he knew company was coming for dinner, he
would cut and hang fine steaks in anticipation. There is no taste equal
to that of a well-aged steak.