What is Dry Aged Beef?
Up to 50% of the weight can be lost through the dry
aging process, but what is lost in weight is gained in its rich flavor and buttery texture! .....Marc Sarrazin, President and Partner of DeBragga
The secret to the great steaks found at the very best steak houses is that the chefs not only select excellent beef from DeBragga, but they have the beef dry aged specifically to their specs. Our dry aged beef is hung in our coolers to age for at least 30 days where the moisture in the meat is allowed to escape. Evaporation shrinks the beef, concentrating its flavor as it softens the meat. Additionally, the proteins and fats go through a transformation as well. The result is superb beef with an extraordinarily rich flavor and buttery texture.
While producing a far superior eating experience, dry aged beef is very expensive to produce. The
beef itself loses up to 15% of its volume while drying. In addition, the dry aging process requires increased trimming, all of which accounts for a total loss of up to 50% of the weight of the original
piece of beef. And if this did not raise the price enough, add in the costs of managed air circulation,
strict temperature and humidity controls, stringent inventory management and increased storage room for the dry aging facility. All of these special accommodations go in, at some measure, to the final price of the dry aged beef product.
Since dry aging beef is so much more expensive, we have traditionally reserved it for our very best qualities and cuts of beef for our best restaurant customers. We now offer this exceptional quality to our gourmet cooks and food lovers for their dining pleasure at home. Below is a link to a list of our current dry aged beef offerings: If you have never tried dry aged beef before – you are in for a wonderful experience!
DeBragga dry ages many different beef types and cuts: Dry Aged Prime Beef, Dry Aged Hand Select Certified Angus Beef, and even Dry Aged Wagyu Beef. The dry aged cuts include Steaks (Dry Aged Filet Mignon, Dry Aged Ribeye, Dry Aged T-Bone Steaks, Dry Aged Cowboy Rib Steaks and Dry Aged NY Strip Steaks) and Dry Aged Standing Rib Roasts & Chops.