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Old 09-25-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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What kind of cheep, ez, and effective cheese caves have you guys come up with? Trying to figure out how i can do this and not screw up the fridge I use for kegs . . .

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Old 09-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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I'm looking at getting into cheese, and I was going to ask my cousin if I could use the basement of his cabin in the Adirondack's to age. I have to look into temps though. What are typical cheese aging temps?

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45-58 degrees and between 80-98% humidity

The problem with a cave not at home is trying to turn the cheese over often enough

oddly enough about the same for curing meats (between 50-60 and 70-75%) . . . hmmmmmmm

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Yeah, that would be a big problem considering he's 5 hours from me. I've also talked about going up there and brewing like 5 batches of beer, coming back two weeks later to rack into carboys, then lagering all winter in his basement.

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I bought a Haier wine cooler for $25 clearance priced! It had two racks and kept an easy 48-50 degrees. To maintain the humidity, I put a small dish of water in it with a cloth to "wick up" the water. I have an ultra cheap temp/humidity gauge sitting in there. It was very small- about the size of a microwave, but I fit several wheels in there easily.

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I bought a Haier wine cooler for $25 clearance priced! It had two racks and kept an easy 48-50 degrees. To maintain the humidity, I put a small dish of water in it with a cloth to "wick up" the water. I have an ultra cheap temp/humidity gauge sitting in there. It was very small- about the size of a microwave, but I fit several wheels in there easily.
about to buy a used wine cooler for this purpose... did u have to make any modifications and is there anything i should watch out for?
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Also, what size did you go with? I see them starting at 4 bottles, but I think that would likely be too small.

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I'm going to keep my eye on the craigslist free section for my locale and see what fridge/freezer/cooler might pop up.

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I've been thinking of building this for cheese.
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I have one for fermenting, was thinking of doing the same thing but around the shelf I use in the basement to get me through the summer

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