Author Topic: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer  (Read 3379 times)

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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009, 05:37:12 PM »
Speak of the devil as I was typing my last post my ebay humdifier was at the door.
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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 05:38:37 PM »
That brings up a nagging questions i have harbored for a while.

Do i need to be concerned about humidity for cheeses i have waxed?
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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 05:46:44 PM »
No, as long as they are sealed and no pin holes, you'll be all right. Mold might be able to grow on the wax, as mold can grow anywhere, but it won't hurt the cheese.
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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 06:22:09 PM »
Yeah,   I'm pretty sure it was in the right ballpark, about 90% humidity. 
I actually have 3 hygrometers,  (wine cellar, Cheese cellar, Cheesecave)
I put all three in the fridge and all were within a variance of about 5%
I think it is due to the type of freezer it is..  It has the coils INSIDE the freezer compartment.
(See picture)

I'm thinking of putting in an exaust fan.


This is the same kind of freezer WE got today... wow...

I'll post a pic later, but essentially it's set up the same way.. That's pretty strange. 



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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009, 07:05:29 PM »
You might want to check out this digital hygrometer. As long as you are drilling holes in the freezer, you could try running the probe through the wall and be able to read the humidity from outside without opening the door.

Just a suggestion

http://www.opticsplanet.net/hb-instrument-company-vwr-digital-hygrometer-thermometer-clock-with-outdoor-sensor-37.html?productid=hb-instrument-company-vwr-digital-hygrometer-thermometer-clock-with-outdoor-sensor-37&channelid=NEXTA


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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2009, 07:16:31 PM »
That certainly looks interesting, however with 95-100% humidity,  I need to open that door occaisionally.


Let me know if you find a hygrometer controlled power switch.  I am looking for one of those as well.


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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2009, 08:51:13 PM »
That's exactly what I have been looking for--so far, no luck.

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Re: Carter's Cheese Cave #2 - Upright Radient Freezer
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2009, 01:54:12 AM »
I've found them but they cost $130 for a humidistat. I use an orgeon scientific unit that transmits to a base the temp/humidity so no need to open the door.

I found mine cheap here http://www.thenerds.net/index.php?page=esearch&action=Query&keyword=oregon&limit=20&sort=0
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