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Old 10-26-2016, 02:04 AM   #1
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My wife and I just got through doing the cut and wrap on a Jersey/Herefore cross steer that we bought a few months ago. This is the first one that we have done and we are very happy with the way it turned out. I do have a question though. Generally when you cook beef it shrinks some. The steaks and roasts that we have cooked so far seem to swell, considerably. For example I cut the rib steaks about an inch thick. When they are cooked they wind up about an inch and a half thick. Can anyone give me any insight as to why? Thanks.

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:02 AM   #2
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I'm guessing that when you are applying heat it is causing the muscle fibers to contract, just like when you flex a muscle. It is probably getting thicker but I would guess it would be shrinking in diameter..I don't think you can create mass.
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