Temperature and Humidity

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4 years 11 months ago #6163 by jvwantagh
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Hello,

I was doing some research and came across the Umai products. I was wondering if using the drybags in the following situation would cause any problems. I have a small wine fridge set up for curing meats. It keeps the temperature around 55 F and have a humidifier set up inside to keep the humidity around 70%. Would there be any problems using the either the Charcuterie or Salumi bags for curing in this environment? The Humidity would be higher than it would be in a normal fridge and so would the temperature.

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Jim

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4 years 11 months ago #6164 by Jim
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There is not reason why your set-up wouldn't work, though not tried this myself. The UMAi Dry material would provide a bit of a barrier to mold, smell, etc. To my knowledge there are meat processing operations that use the UMAi Dry casings in similar environment successfully.
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4 years 11 months ago #6165 by nepas
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Do you have any pics of your wine fridge?

Reason i ask is a medium humidifier may be to much for the wine fridge.

I use a small wine fridge at times and optimum R/H by using pure salt with just enough distilled water to cover. This is in a small glass bowl. Also a good hygrometer is helpful.

We are full time RV'rs. 40' 5th wheel.

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4 years 11 months ago #6166 by jvwantagh
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Hi,

I use a small (personal) humidifier which holds only about 2 cups of water. It is hooked up to a humidity controller which turns the unit on and off. Also have a small usb fan inside the unit. You can find the controllers on AMAZON for about $25.

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #7036 by plpetit
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I use a wine fridge but my concern is humidity control.

I may have found a solution by adding some "humidity beads" made to control humidity in cigar cabinets.

These crystals absorb humidity if it is too high and provide humidity when too low, they are made to preserve humidity at about 70%.

They are cheap and may be set in a nylon stocking or in any dish at the bottom of the fridge, they work with distilled water and are cheap.
I bought them at cheaphumidors.

My question is: is 70% humidity correct for a drying chamber?
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4 years 3 months ago #7039 by crustyo44
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I only use Umai bags in my kitchen fridge and they work extremely well for Coppa and Bresaola.
My newly acquired wine fridge does not go down to the temperature of the kitchen fridge so my method will not change. I am thinking of fitting an adjustable inlet and an outlet with computer fan for some air exchange to circumvent mould build-up,
The wine fridge will be used for salami in natural casings though.

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