Here's the deal: yesterday I bought a 10lb brisket that I was going to smoke on Friday. Turns out the heating element on my smoker is dead and it will probably take a week or more to get a new one.
The brisket is out of its cryovac bag (and probably has been for a while at the butcher) and in just a regular bag in the fridge. I know in wet aging you can keep them for up to a month in the original bag, but what if it's been out of its package and exposed to air. Can I re-vacuum pack it and just leave it in the fridge? I do have a foodsaver with large bags.
I'm not sure the effect of air exposure on re-sealing it in an attempt to wat age / store.
I really don't want to freeze it, it was expensive. And I'd rather not attempt it in the oven, I was looking forward to using the smoker.