Quality Dry & Wet Aged Cuts
Char’d Butchery is open for you to buy Essential Braai Packs. We source the best quality, locally produced meat and butcher it on site, offering you the opportunity to purchase dry-aged steak, wet-aged steak, and burgers, complete with our signature basting.
Order your Essential Braai Packs via WhatsApp to 082 764 7539, and collect between 12:00 & 15:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays.
Wet Aged vs Dry Aged
Both the dry-ageing and wet-ageing methods are used at Char’d.
For dry ageing, whole sides or primal cuts of meat are hung in open air at a temperature just above freezing and left to mature for several weeks.
With dry ageing the enzymes work on the muscle tissue while the meat slowly dehydrates. This concentrates the meat and changes the texture and flavour. Because quite a bit of meat is lost due to moisture loss, this decreases the yield and increases the cost, however the benefit of this process is intense concentration of flavour and tenderness.
Wet ageing involves vacuum sealing the cuts of meat and allowing them to age for 30+ days.
With wet ageing, the enzymes tenderise the meat within the vacuumed bag. There is no weight loss in the meat due to dehydration, resulting in lower consumer cost.
Essential Braai Packs
Recipes & Techniques
Up your braai game with some of our recipes and techniques to make the most of your Char’d Essential Braai Pack.
Rendered Fat for Basting
Our Dry-Aged Braai Pack and Wet-Aged Braai Packs both include rendered fat. Use this to add extra flavour to your meat and be the braai master at the next braai by following these easy steps.
Place rendered fat in a disposable tin pan with some fresh herbs like garlic, rosemary or thyme. Next put the tin over hot coals to melt the fat, and once melted, baste your meat on the grill with the infused fat.
Watch Chef & Owner Petri’s video on preparing and using rendered fat to up your braai game.
Balsamic Marinated Bavette
Chef Marc prepared this Balsamic Marinated Bavette with Smashed Roasted Baby Potatoes & Gremolata.
Hours of Operation
MON – FRI
11:30am – 10:00pm
11:30am – 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
Get in touch and let us know if you have any questions!