Do It Yourself (DIY) butchering of deer is easy and rewarding. The finished product will have higher quality, you will be more self-sufficient know the exact details of your ingredients and it is fun! Couple DIY butchering with DIY aging and your culinary result will reach completely new levels.
In the first part Why I always give Moose, Deer and Elk proper Hang Time we learned to avoid some common mistakes and why aging the meat makes a difference. In part 2 we learn the some of the differences between dry aging and wet aging (a.k.a vacuum aging). Wet aging is a great alternative to dry aging. It is more forgiving and can easily be done in one's home. Home aging your meat is a great way to transform your meat to high quality, flavorful and tender steaks worthy of a 5 star dinner experience.