Yes, deep trays with water so it doesn't slop out and accidentally make tea!shogun89 wrote:So Salsero you seem to describe your humidor as being made out of wood with trays of water inside, is this correct? I may need to come up with something different beacuase i have not achieved any difference in humidity overnight.
Overnight is not long enough. Remember: those dry tea cakes will suck all the water out of the air for a least a few days so your hygrometer will show a low humidity. The moisture is there, it's just going into the cakes, which desperately need it. After the cakes get re-hydrated a bit, an equilibrium will be established in your humidor, the air will retain more water, and your hygrometer reading will go up. So give it at least a week.
Check out Wesli's graph in the link above. It took a while for the hygrometer readings to get up for him (which he documents) and I also had the same start up experience. Patience , Grasshopper, the way of tea is slow!