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Humidity in wine cooler

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:22 pm
by fusion555
Im just setting up a wine cooler chamber, been messing with it to see what im working with, lowest temp i can get it to be stable is 42F, it will go to about 36F during the night on its lowest setting.
Today i got my Hygrometer, with the cooler set at 50F its reading 40% on the hygrometer, (there are 3 small bottles of pepsi in there)
Outside here today its 78F and 27% humidity, should i do further tests with the cooler or just go and buy a humidifier now :D


Re: Humidity in wine cooler

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:02 pm
by wheels
If 27% is your normal ambient humidity it seems likely that a humidifier may come in useful.


Re: Humidity in wine cooler

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:45 am
by fusion555
Here is a copy/paste from our local weather website

"The relative humidity typically ranges from 22% (dry) to 94% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 12% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 2, at which time the relative humidity drops below 28% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 3, exceeding 92% (very humid) three days out of four."

Looks like i may need both a humidifier and a dehumidifier :shock:

I did turn up the temp on the cooler today, temp sitting at 60F, Humidity is 46% in there, outside is 79F/37%

Re: Humidity in wine cooler

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:51 am
by NCPaul
Yes to both. :D