Humidifier recommendation--NO NEED

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4 months 3 weeks ago #14716 by Ottter
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I went to purchase a compact humidifier as my refrigerator is only 22%. I also purchased a controller . The problem is that when the controller turns off, the humidifier requires that you manually tune it on before. I like the humidifier as it is small inexpensive and runs off a USB . It worked real well to raise the humidity. Does any one have a recommendation for a small humidifier for use in conjunction with a controller that does not require manual intervention to turn back on. I looked at bypassing the switch, but the humidifier is pretty well sealed and wiring not readily accessible Thanks

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4 months 3 weeks ago #14717 by RRP
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Excuse me, but why are you looking for a humidifier? Surely you don't mean for the purpose of dry aging meat, do you?
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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #14718 by Ottter
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Hi, Yes it was for dry aging beef as every thing I have read said to keep the relative humidity at I think was 80%. It did seem counter intuitive as I thought the purpose was to pull out the water . The humidity of our refrigerator that I am using is 25%+/3% over a 24 hr period. Now if I am misunderstanding relative humidity and absolute humidity that is another question
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4 months 3 weeks ago #14719 by RRP
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WOW! an environment with 80% humidity is just asking for rotten meat! Yes, dry aging means low humidity as produced in a modern frost free refrigerator. The unique feature of the UMAi Dry® bag is that it breathes allowing the moisture to escape as the meat is drying.

You are not the first person who has found all sorts of this and that information on the internet - which oftentimes contradicts each other! The thing to do is try to forget info other than what UMAI Dry® says to do. OK?
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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #14720 by Ottter
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Thanks Ron!! I do see that everyone's environments are different even with using UMAI bags. Do you monitor your own humidity? Is it unique to the UMAI bag to not need to regulate humidity. Perhaps what I see are videos fo ruse without UMAI, so I was wondering if that was the difference. I often see people monitoring humidity but for the purpose of not getting it too high. I am in a dry area and the fridge is about 25%. That seems very low and potentially an issue in terms of drying out the meat over a 6 week aging even with UMAI. I am very new to this, but wanted to minimize risk with a 200$ piece of meat. Thanks
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4 months 3 weeks ago #14721 by RRP
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As long as your refrigerator is a modern, frost free unit in proper working order you need not monitor humidity. In other words whether you live in a high humidity Southern state or in the middle of the desert in AZ then as long as your refrigerator is a modern, frost free unit in proper working order you need not worry!
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