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Aug 27, 2009 03:35 PM

Home-aged steak tastes like chicken

I've tried fridge-aging steak using the standard methods prescribed on this board and elsewhere. I'm typically aging for 2-3 days with prime boneless NY strips.

While I do notice a texture upgrade, the two times I have tried it my steaks have had a "chickeny" flavor. I don't really know how else to describe it. It's not good. My wife refused to eat it both times, but I ate it and it didn't make me sick or anything.

Any ideas?

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  1. Try less time. I salt and dry steaks for 12-24 hours, but not too much longer. Are you salting before "aging"? Can't understand how prime steaks would end up tasting chicken-y. Maybe it's your chicken that tastes "beefy"? Weird. adam