Is it a good idea to dry age lean beef steak.

I mean extremely lean

  • Dry aging typically works best with high quality primal cuts. If you are talking one steak...not worth it.
    – moscafj
    Dec 26, 2021 at 20:28

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Beef works well, and yes it is a great idea if you enjoy jerky. Typically I use venison (deer meat) but that isn't always available so I have used beef. Ground meat can be used as well with something like a jerky gun. Just make sure your cut of meat is very lean, slice strips thin, marinate and maintain your temperature between 155 and 165 for approximately 8-10 hrs.

  • Welcome! Are you sure you understood the question correctly? Dry-aging and drying are two completely different things.
    – Stephie
    Dec 27, 2021 at 7:31
  • You are correct, I didn't understand the question and I just realized that I don't belong here. Thank you for the correction. Dec 28, 2021 at 17:18
  • You are absolutely welcome here, nobody is sending you away. That the community has self-selected rules is ultimately beneficial for all, even if it may take a moment to learn to navigate. We strive to be as positive as possible and uphold the values of our Code of Conduct. All comments should help and encourage, and if necessary offer positive guidance. Your profile says that you like to ask questions - see How to Ask, then feel free to be as inquisitive as you like. Or keep answering, How to Answer should guide you in that.
    – Stephie
    Dec 28, 2021 at 17:22

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