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UMAi Bags (Dry Aging)
« on: August 26, 2019, 04:56:58 AM »
Has anyone tried these bags?  How well did they work if you used them? The reviews and YouTube video's make them look like they work very well.   I have some coming this week and should get some meat in one of them by this weekend. 
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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 06:47:26 AM »
Looking forward to your reviews.  The reviews I saw that were positive were almost all from people that were sponsored or given them for free.  I did read a couple of critical reviews that said they didn't do anything compared with normal open air dry aging in the refrigerator.

I don't have any first hand experience or know one way or another, so looking forward to seeing what they do for you.  What are you going to put in them?

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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 08:54:38 AM »
I've used them and like them. I've done a cheap sirloin, a ribeye and a brisket. Haven't tried any venison though. All were successful and tasty. It's nice that you can dry age meat and not stink up the fridge. It is a little fidley getting the seal right.

I bought this set of their bags - https://umaidry.com/collections/all/products/sampler-packet-umai-dry-vacmouse

Here's a couple pictures from the brisket tests my wife and I did (it was awesome)
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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 09:14:25 AM »
Before made a curing chamber, I did a capicola in an Umai bag and it turned out great!  To tell you the truth, I couldn't tell the difference between the Umai/refrigerator and the "proper" curing chamber one.

I would say they are definitely worth trying.  Follow the instructions for the cure. It's very easy.

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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 10:41:42 PM »
Looking forward to your reviews.  The reviews I saw that were positive were almost all from people that were sponsored or given them for free.  I did read a couple of critical reviews that said they didn't do anything compared with normal open air dry aging in the refrigerator.

I don't have any first hand experience or know one way or another, so looking forward to seeing what they do for you.  What are you going to put in them?

I'll post pics and do a review for sure.  I got the bags today.  I should have meat in the bag by Saturday.
Most of the bad reviews I saw were from the non-steak stuff.  I am only interest in doing steak.
I'm going to start with a prime ribeye or NY.  And go for 37 days (as long as I get it started Saturday).
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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 10:42:51 PM »
I've used them and like them. I've done a cheap sirloin, a ribeye and a brisket. Haven't tried any venison though. All were successful and tasty. It's nice that you can dry age meat and not stink up the fridge. It is a little fidley getting the seal right.

I bought this set of their bags - https://umaidry.com/collections/all/products/sampler-packet-umai-dry-vacmouse

Here's a couple pictures from the brisket tests my wife and I did (it was awesome)
https://www.facebook.com/wiferneer/photos/a.2228187894135866/2322025464752108/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/wiferneer/photos/pcb.2323426624611992/2323426551278666/?type=3&theater

Same bags I bought.

I can't believe at 30 and 48 days it wasn't darker than that.

The cooked looks awesome.
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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 12:48:20 AM »
After watching more videos I think I will start with a choice rib roast.  It looks to me that if you go with a NY Strip after you trim it up you end up with a pretty small steak.  I plan on getting a whole 7 rib roast and use ribs 1-4 as steaks and ribs 5-7 as a roast.  That way i'll be able to cook it a couple of different ways.  I also have decided to go choice instead of prime.  Most videos guys are just doing choice so I think I will go that route for my first one.   :IBCOOL:
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Re: UMAi Bags
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 08:15:06 PM »
Didn't get the meat until today.  I will end up cutting it up in 35 days.  I also wasn't able to get bone in.  All they had was boneless.  It is 18 pounds.  It took the biggest bag I have.  Which I think is the biggest bag they make. 

From a lot of reviews alot of people talked about how hard it was to vacuum the air and seal it but I didn't have any problems.

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 12:35:08 PM »
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Re: UMAi Bags (Dry Aging)
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