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Temperature rise

sorand

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Hi,
I just set up my wine cooler as a drying chamber. Unfortunately, it is located in a hot environment of about 30 degrees Celsius. The instructions for this thermoelectric cooler say that the optimal ambient temperature should be 20-26 degrees C. The cooler shows 16 degrees C (even when set to the lowest possible 12 C), which may be fine but when I start the humidifier/dehumidifier the temperature rises to 21 even 23 degrees C. Probably in the winter the ambient heat will be less (about 10-25 degrees) and the internal temperature will drop accordingly.
My questions are:
1. Does humidity affect (rises) the temperature as I suppose?
2. The temperatures I mentioned will allow for a salami to cure and dry properly? This would be my first salami...
Hope to get an answer from you, guys
Thanks
 

daveomak

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Thermo electric cooler was the incorrect choice for a curing chamber... Get a fridge with a compressor.....
 

sorand

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Ok, understand... but now I have this cooler. Will appreciate answers to my questions...
 

daveomak

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The cooling coils in a compressor fridge, automatically de-humidify the interior... The moisture condenses on the coils....
In a thermo electric fridge, using a de-humidifier, the heat from the motor is too much for the cooler to work... That's my guess....
 

sorand

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The cooling coils in a compressor fridge, automatically de-humidify the interior... The moisture condenses on the coils....
In a thermo electric fridge, using a de-humidifier, the heat from the motor is too much for the cooler to work... That's my guess....
 

sorand

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Yes, it may be so... But will I have a salami drying at 60-70F with the right humidity? Previously it has fermented, pH was 5.1, so until that point everything seemed ok.
 

daveomak

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Bacteria grows fairly fast above 55.... It may be unhealthy by the time the Aw is in the safe zone....
 

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