La conservation du Pu-Erh

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La conservation du Pu-Erh

by Ti » Jul 31st 08 7:40 pm

Anyone speak French?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ4hVRfs ... re=related

Near the end he shows a nice bunch of cakes in what appears to be a puerh safe...a hidden compartment in a table.

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by olivierco » Jul 31st 08 8:33 pm

He has also a great introduction to puer brewing: La dégustation pour le débutant en 8 volumes.

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by Salsero » Jul 31st 08 8:46 pm

olivierco wrote:He has also a great introduction to puer brewing: La dégustation pour le débutant en 8 volumes.
Also in French, by the way.

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by olivierco » Jul 31st 08 8:50 pm

Salsero wrote:
olivierco wrote:He has also a great introduction to puer brewing: La dégustation pour le débutant en 8 volumes.
Also in French, by the way.
Bien entendu. :wink:

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by Ti » Jul 31st 08 9:53 pm

olivierco wrote:
Salsero wrote:
olivierco wrote:He has also a great introduction to puer brewing: La dégustation pour le débutant en 8 volumes.
Also in French, by the way.
Bien entendu. :wink:
Since you obviously speak French, maybe you can tell me what the video is about. I particular, what caught my interest was the removable tabletop or whatever that is which was packed with puerh cakes. That was pretty cool.

I don't understand French and the whole video I was waiting for him to open the humidor and show puerh cakes but when he finally opened it it was filled with old wine corks!
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by Salsero » Jul 31st 08 9:55 pm

Ti wrote:
olivierco wrote:
Salsero wrote:
olivierco wrote:He has also a great introduction to puer brewing: La dégustation pour le débutant en 8 volumes.
Also in French, by the way.
Bien entendu. :wink:
Since you obviously speak French, maybe you can tell me what the video is about. I particular, what caught my interest was the removable tabletop or whatever that is which was packed with puerh cakes. That was pretty cool.

The humidor?... filled with old wine corks probably is self explanatory.
Why would you fill a humidor with old wine corks?

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Hold the applause.

by Wesli » Jul 31st 08 11:48 pm

So he talks about humid/arid storage/aging conditions and how they can affect taste. Then he says what's important is to buy lots of quality cakes. He started by storing them in closets or cupboards (wherever), and that what's important is to keep them away from odors and light. Then he talks about his humidor he bought when he started smoking, what the humidor has and does (keeps it at 70%RH). Then in the end he opens it up and there's wine corks, he says that's what he uses it for and that it's a good decorative piece. But for pu-erh storage, there is a solution (opens panel). Then the next video is about the jar he bought for 80 euros at "La Maison de Thé."

Haha. Bloody awesome when he opened up the hidden panel! I guess nobody's taking his pu-erh!

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Re: Hold the applause.

by Salsero » Aug 1st 08 12:16 am

Wesli wrote: So he talks about humid/arid storage/aging ... I guess nobody's taking his pu-erh!
Your French is amazing, Wesli! Thanks.

So he never really tells us much about how he stores his puerh and what he does to keep it humid? He leads us down the wrong path and then flashes us with his hidden treasure. He's like some sort of French leprechaun of the puerh world.

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by Mary R » Aug 1st 08 1:14 am

Wes...you are my hero.

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by Salsero » Aug 1st 08 1:26 am

Mary R wrote:Wes...you are my hero.
An entire nation looks to Wes for their Francophone needs.

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by heavydoom » Aug 1st 08 3:12 am

pretentious diatribe!

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by silverneedles » Aug 1st 08 4:13 am

^ lol

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by olivierco » Aug 1st 08 6:15 am

Salsero wrote:
Why would you fill a humidor with old wine corks?
He said he put once 15 little cigars in his humidor and that they came out "dead".
He now stores them in a cooler box.

Wesli: nice translation!

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by Ti » Aug 1st 08 1:06 pm

Many Youtube videos are so subject specific that you don’t need to know the language to figure out what’s going on. When he finally flashed the pu I had to find out more.

Thanks Wesli. You da man!