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Offline george (MaryJ)

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Re: getting humidity right (First Blue)
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 05:15:46 AM »
There is a thread somewhere by DJDebi about how to test the accuracy of a hygrometer - I think it's in the Library forum.  Search around for it - useful if you're not sure about your new toy.   ;)
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Re: getting humidity right (First Blue)
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 11:29:31 AM »
I think watching the condensation might be more accurate than a cheap hygrometer or at the very least a back up assessment tool for it.  No one mentioned this specifically but I'd recommend wiping all the moisture off the inside of the container every day and giving it a chance for an air exchange.  (opening the container for the wipe down should allow for that air exchange.)  Not sure if there's an issue with the Starsan on the cloth in there for moisture.  No one else mentioned a problem so maybe not.  Are you supposed to turn these daily?  I haven't made any blues yet although I get lots of wild blue mold on my cheeses that I have to wipe off.

Good luck with these and keep us posted.  With photos of course!   ;D

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Re: getting humidity right (First Blue)
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 12:22:56 PM »
Here is the link from DjDebi on checking a hygrometer
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Re: getting humidity right (First Blue)
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 03:03:31 PM »
Thanks for the tips. Ive been wiping the side walls of the container daily but the lid is always dry. The recipe doesn't say to turn these daily, but Ive been turning them every 5 days or so anyway.

Thanks for the links to the hygro calibration will check it out.