Humidity too high in my cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by HeadyTheElder, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (384) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    I recently converted a mini-fridge into a beer cellar. I just started checking the humidity and it is at 75%. Is this too high? Do I need to intervene?
     
  2. aslamm75

    aslamm75 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2009 Indiana
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    From what I've read in the forums, 70-75% is perfect humidity with temp around 50-55 depending on the type of beer. My understanding is that a higher humidity will prevent corked beers from drying out, however as most beers are capped, this is not a problem. I too, have recently converted a fridge to a beer cellar but have had difficulty getting the humidity up. Currently running at 45%.
     
  3. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (384) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Ok, good to know. I knew it wasn't too low. I'm just wondering if it can be too high at some point.

    I think it is as high as it is because my fridge "sweats" a little on the inside. Also, Louisiana is naturally pretty humid.
     
  4. BarrelAgedBrian

    BarrelAgedBrian Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2013 Massachusetts

    Stupid question, but what do you use to measure humidity in your fridge?
     
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