Dry-Aging SubPrimals @ Home
- ssgarman Dec 4, 2011 06:19 PM
As a follow-up to a post from a few months back, I wanted to share my working edition follow-up of my prototype aging fridge. It has temp control (+/- 2 degrees), humidity control through dual ultrasonic humidifiers (+/- 5%), remote temp / humidity gauge and UV air sanitization. It's all wired internally, and looks sooooooo much better than the prototype! First 3 cuts went in yesterday (all prime - 1 strip, 2 ribeye, one bone-in and one boneless), and it's running flawlessly. I'll report back round one results. The strip is coming out at 21 days, the bone-in for Christmas and the boneless for New Year's Eve.
That's my one concern. The UV light does have a small fan, but it doesn't eliminate any moisture. So, I'm considering adding a de-humidifier control, and rig it to a small flap-closed fan running a 120v computer fan. Beyond this, I may add an additional pc fan to even out the humidity throughout. To battle this issue without the fan, I'm rotating the steaks between shelves once every 2 days.
Suggestions for improvement are appreciated. This fridge is going to have a sister soon, as I want to run one as a dry-age fridge, and another environment conducive to charcuterie in the 2nd.