auto defrost fridge-high humidity

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2 weeks 1 day ago #14932 by martin1026
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I have a smaller (apartment size freezerless fridge) that I keep in my house (here is the model: www.homedepot.com/p/Danby-Designer-24-in...AR110A1WDD/205471286 )

It is auto defrost, but the fridge remains very humid (typically around 75-80 percent according to my honeywell sensor). It has a small fan and water condenses on the back wall of the fridge and runs down into a small opening at the bottom. Am I asking for trouble if I try to dry age sausage and whole cuts of meat in it? I have a fridge in the garage but assume I can't use it in the winter.

Also, as I'm new, I'm wondering if there are any considerations for storing umai bags prior to use?
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2 weeks 1 day ago #14933 by RRP
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Before some experts come rolling in rather than to leave you hanging that level of moisture/humidity is just asking for trouble. Sorry.
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2 weeks 18 hours ago #14934 by BagLady
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Indeed, I agree with Ron. UMAi Dry® is designed to be used in a regularly used modern frost free kitchen refrigerator located in a room temperature environment. A refrigerator with a freezer does not have the appropriate compressor set up for dry aging or dry curing. You will have inefficient humidity control, likely mold growth and spoilage if you use the fridge you are describing.

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1 week 1 day ago #14941 by Dmazz63
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OK, so 75-80% RH is too high. What is a good range? That's something I've been unable to find on the website.

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1 week 1 day ago #14942 by BagLady
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Indeed, no recommended humidity conditions are published, as it is not a factor most customers can measure or control reliably.
If you follow the straightforward guidance to use a regularly used modern frost free kitchen refrigerator located in a room temperature environment, you will have consistent, safe results.

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