View Full Version : how long can i hold it

09-02-2015, 04:07 PM
I've read a couple things about wet aging, not sure i follow it. they just started carrying prime brisket in costco here in Vegas, i bought two. How long can i hold them in the sealed plastic wrap they come in from costco in the refrigerator? i really dont like freezing good meat.

Diesel Dave
09-02-2015, 04:11 PM
As long as the wrap is tight, it can be held til you see small bubbles forming.

So give or take a week and maybe 2 at most from my experience. Depends on how much you open the door which effects the temp

09-02-2015, 04:14 PM
If you know the pack date (not the arbitrary best buy date) you can go for quite a while. I regularly wet age briskets for 45 days past the pack date.

BUT... you have to know that date. It is printed on the cardboard box they came in, so the Costco meat guy should be able to tell you.

09-02-2015, 07:12 PM

I let them go 30 days all the time.