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Humidity too high in my cellar?

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

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  1. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder 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 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 Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    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 Mar 31, 2013 Massachusetts

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