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Old 08-19-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Is Dry Aged Beef better for a Standing Rib Roast?

I'm having a big dinner and I am choosing either getting dry aged prime rib for $22 per pound or US Gold Angus for only $15 per pound. Is it really worth it to use dry aged meat?


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Old 08-19-2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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Holy crap thats expensive! I haven't had gold angus, but I am a fan of black Angus beef. I don't pay that much for it though. I tend to buy standing rib when its on for $6.99/lb.

OK, sorry, back to your question. I've never tasted dry aged beef myself, but if $ is no object then why don't you give it a go. I have heard good things about it.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:59 PM   #3
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hehe...Alix I live in Manhattan where everything is expensive :P
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:21 PM   #4
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I would love to be a guest at your dinner! I am not much on dry aged beef, but I do like quality in beef if I am going to eat it. If you got the means and bravado to try something like that ( I on would be a chicken-poop to try and prepare such an expensive cut of beef. ), I say go for it! I would love to know how it turns out. Apologies for not being able to offer more advice on the matter.
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I am certainly not an expert. I have seen dry aged beef at my gourmet market.

FWIW I would go with the Angus Gold. Standing rib roast should be juicy. Also drippings for gravy would be desirable.
Just ny 2 cents.

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Dry aged beef is better for anything! Expensive, but dang tasty!

Let me know what time to be there, I'll help cook!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:36 AM   #7
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Dry aged does not meat the meat is dried out. I would go for the dry aged myself. If it is dried correctly under the right conditions (you can't really dry age at home) then the flavor will be superior to non dy aged beef.
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If I could afford it I'd certainly try it!
Looks like I have another addition to my list of things to get after I win the lottery tonight.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:06 AM   #9
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Good quality prime beef is very expensive. An aged, good quality prime standing rib is absolutely the best eating you can imagine and in my opinion worth every cent. When I buy standing rib, I always get it from a local butcher who ages beef. If you're only doing this once or twice, go for it. You won't be sorry.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:16 AM   #10
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Dry aged beef is better for anything! Expensive, but dang tasty!
Tattrat is right.

We cannot make this decision for you. I have made my share of rib roasts, mostly for family on special occasions. I use prime.

If I took the extra step to use dry-aged, then it would be an epicurean evening. I would exchange my $15.00 bottles of wine for $40.00 bottle ones. I would drag out the china, silver, crystal and linen. The evening would be dedicated to eating well, and I would probably only invite those who appreciated the difference.

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