My New Humidor For Puerh

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Postby CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 17:55

Wesli wrote:Just be sure to open it up every day for air exchange. Don't make the same mistake I did.


Yes. This is my biggest fear. I knew this when I started dreaming it up, but it is very hard to have both. I surely needed something as my house is extremely dry for around 6 months a year. I will always be in there fondling my cakes, so I am hoping this is going to be sufficient.
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Postby Drax » Dec 18th, '08, 18:31

Wow, that turned out really well!

I'm thinking I need to get a dedicated storage unit for all these cakes I am accumulating, and it sure seems like a great option.

How big is it, then? :D

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Postby CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 19:03

Drax wrote:How big is it, then? :D


Drax,
Outside dimensions are 23(w) x 25(d) x 48(h). This is one of the medium size ones. He will make you any size you want.
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Postby heatwaves » Dec 18th, '08, 21:57

<jaw drops>

Unbelievable. That is simply too cool.

Would you mind pm-ing me the price as well? I've literally tried everything to raise the humidity (octopus method, sponges, etc.) and nothing really works. Even with the creative methods, my humidity is seldom above 55%. This looks like a great option.

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby lydia » Dec 18th, '08, 22:25

oh, really cool, hope can see it full of cakes soon. :wink:

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 18th, '08, 23:59

That is just lovely! I wish I had a nice spot like that to build up a nice collection of cakes. I am also curious (forgive my nosiness) the pricing of something like that. Did he build the entire thing, adding all the gizmos and everything? It looks perfect forpu and good quality work. I think jesus would be proud :wink:

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Postby CDS » Dec 19th, '08, 07:19

PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Did he build the entire thing, adding all the gizmos and everything?


Yes. Everything is included in the price. Gizmos and all. As far as pricing is concerned, they can range from about $1k to $10k. I paid on the bottom end of that spectrum, so $10k is like a double door closet size model with fine hardwoods. Depends on wood choices, options, etc.
Thanks again for all the nice comments!
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Postby Cinnabar Red » Dec 19th, '08, 10:52

As we used to say in Brooklyn when I was a kid, :!: :!: That is Fantabulous :!: :!: :!:

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Postby hop_goblin » Dec 19th, '08, 11:54

Nice! Bravo!

Does it smell overly like spanish cedar or any other type of resin wood?

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Re: My New Humidor For Puerh

Postby Drax » Dec 19th, '08, 12:16

CDS wrote:The inside which is Honduran Mahogany and is pretty much neutral as far as smell goes. No Pu in it yet. It is acclimating itself, which will take a couple of days.


My guess would be 'no'. . . .

Sounds like a smart wood choice!

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Postby engar » Dec 19th, '08, 14:55

Lovely humidor. Please show us some pics as soon as you put your cakes in.

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Postby CDS » Dec 19th, '08, 17:31

hop_goblin wrote:Does it smell overly like spanish cedar or any other type of resin wood?


It is Honduran Mahogany on the inside and has some odor as any new wood will, but it is nothing compared to spanish cedar or pine when new. I am sure that once it is half full of cakes, it will be overtaken by tea.

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Postby JAS-eTea Guy » Dec 21st, '08, 20:21

Now that is just totally aaaaawesome! :shock: :D

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Postby Goose » Dec 21st, '08, 20:59

netsurfr wrote:Now that is just totally aaaaawesome! :shock: :D


Welcome to TeaChat Steve!

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Postby thanks » Dec 21st, '08, 21:30

netsurfr wrote:Now that is just totally aaaaawesome! :shock: :D


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