Friday, March 4, 2011

Dry Aged vs. Wet Aged - How your meat is processed...

There is always some discussion about how to prepare your meat – is it dry aged or wet aged? All meat has to have a cool-down period to get the temperature down, not just in Missouri. There is a minimal delay needed from the time the live beef is delivered and the wrapped, frozen packages are ready for pick-up and delivery.

Meat should be aged before it is cut and wrapped. This increases tenderness.

I found this PDF called "Beef and Port Whole Animal Buying Guide" from the Iowa State University Extension, which says:  

(See PDF below for more on dry aged vs wet aged...)