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- tw - 03-31-2005 06:10 PM

I have a 40 bottle wine fridge that i dont think does any humidity control. Is it feasible to place some humidification device in the fridge or will that hurt it? I was thinking something that is used to humidify a humidor might work well. Any thoughts would be appreciated.<P>Chris


- hotwine - 03-31-2005 06:59 PM

Chris, you really need to quantify your current conditions.... that means measuring the relative humidity (RH) of your current storage. I highly recommend using a widget from Radio Shack, cat. #63-1013 Temperature and Humidity Gauge, to measure your unit's RH. I use three of those gadgets and swear by 'em.... battery-powered, roughly the size of a deck of playing cards, they not only provide current measurements but also last noted minimum and maximum values. About $25 per. If your local Shack doesn't stock them, you might have to order them.... well worth the trouble. <P>Once you've determined your unit's exact conditions, you can work out a way to modify the environment, if that seems necessary. But I suggest you first measure what you've got before trying to tinker with it.