Regarding long term storage

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby Tead Off » Nov 13th, '12, 05:05

theredbaron wrote:I want to have a normal regular life, for a change. That would be exiting! ;)


Let me know if you find this normal, regular, life. :lol:

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby TokyoB » Nov 24th, '12, 13:20

Thinking of using one of these 2 gallon jars with a Heartfelt humidity tube. Most 357 g bings will fit through the mouth but some do not. Thoughts?


http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitc ... d=10003706

http://www.heartfeltindustries.com/prod ... dity+Beads

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby BioHorn » Nov 24th, '12, 18:26

TokyoB wrote:Thinking of using one of these 2 gallon jars with a Heartfelt humidity tube. Most 357 g bings will fit through the mouth but some do not. Thoughts?


http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitc ... d=10003706

http://www.heartfeltindustries.com/prod ... dity+Beads

Sounds like an even more practical way to control humidity than the Boveda packs. Thanks for posting. I am going to look in to buying these.

For long term storage, more bings close together may be better. But then I am just a noob.

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby Exempt » Dec 10th, '12, 02:01

For people that have the room a refrigerator works great and can be found broken for extremely low prices. I use a 10 cubic foot refrigerator with 2 lbs of heartfelt 70%RH beads, a 100mm computer fan, and a hygroset 2 hygrometer. I open about once every 24 hours and it works great. All together including the refrigerator it only cost $110 :lol: If anyone wants to see I can post some pics later.

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby gasninja » Dec 10th, '12, 08:57

Yeah we'd love to see pics.

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby Exempt » Dec 10th, '12, 23:57

gasninja wrote:Yeah we'd love to see pics.

Sorry for the delay, I haven't had a chance to take any decent pictures yet. And be warned, my current puerh collection is tiny (only about 10 cakes.) My house' humidity is typically around 40% rh in 65 degree temperatures. I didn't want cakes to die so I only had 1 or 2 at a time. I just started accumulating cakes to store.

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Re: Regarding long term storage

Postby tst » Dec 11th, '12, 00:38

I'd be worried about synthetic or "off" smells if I was using an old refrigerator. Have you noticed any of this? How did you "sterilize" the smell of the fridge prior to loading your cakes up?

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Regarding long term storage

Postby Exempt » Dec 11th, '12, 00:51

tst wrote:I'd be worried about synthetic or "off" smells if I was using an old refrigerator. Have you noticed any of this? How did you "sterilize" the smell of the fridge prior to loading your cakes up?

It was actually only 3 years old, never used. The owner bought it and when he plugged it in it didn't work so it sat in his garage for 3 years and I bought it. The only smell I was worried about was a plasticky new refrigerator smell. I opened both doors and blew a fan into it for 12 hours. I then put a pound of baking soda in both the top and bottom and left it closed for 48 hours. After that I opened it, removed the baking soda, and closed it for 24 hours to see how it would smell. When I opened it there was virtually no smell so I put the teas in. I tried 1 tea every 24 hours for a month but none of the teas were effected by any odd smell.

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