Posted 5/18/2020 08:42 (#8264587 - in reply to #8264280) Subject: RE: eating truly aged steak, 3 years old
Yes. My brother went with his son to a restaurant in Chicago once that specialized in aged steaks. I forget how old some of that meat is, but a few months. They went with someone who waitressed there, and they got a tour of the hanging room. My brother said that the oldest they tasted was even too old for him.
One thing my wife and I did when we lived in Alaska might be of interest. We would take a sheep when we floated through the mountains and eat it on the float to the ocean. I dressed the sheep and laid it out so that the brush kept it off the ground, as at sea level we were "above" the tree line. Every day I would load it into the raft, and every night I would again lay it out to get air. It took a couple of weeks for us to eat the whole sheep. The crust on the meat just kept getting a little bit thicker every day, but the meat never spoiled. At the end of the day, I would simply cut off a piece for dinner and trim the crust off. As long as it does not get opened up, meat is pretty much a sealed unit. I think this is why very rare steaks are good - the only surfaces that are exposed are subject to a searing pan or grill.