Three Ways to Age Venison At Home

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Three Ways to Age Venison At Home

Despite what some people say, aging meat is not the same as rotting. I have heard it called controlled decomposition, but even that might be less than accurate. In truth, aging game meat, including deer and other venison, does two things. It breaks down connective tissues via naturally occurring enzymes, increasing the tenderness of the meat. And, it dehydrates the moisture within the muscles, leading to an overall weight loss of up to 30 percent depending on the length of the aging process. This concentrates that meaty flavor we all love.
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