Roth great to hear you fall on the side of storing/aging flake on its side, with the anaerobic bacteria basically eating away at the flake the structure will start to fall apart. This of course refers to long term 5 and 10 year plus jarring. I’d like to see my beautiful flakes, though a bit ragged in nice straight pieces, not a sagging mass.
Taking and pre-cutting that perfect flake. When you take that quality time to yet again try to create a perfect plate of cubes, waiting a small amount of time – You can probably think of something to do like read the forums. This is going to give you the top flavor possible if you’ve stored them correctly. Now if you stick these pre-cuts in a mason jar, you’re exposing them to as much oxygen as if you left them on the plate. This will lead to them drying past that point of perfection towards the area of stale. Now this of course is small, but the longer you wait, the further from the best it can be is becoming lost.
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