My New Humidor For Puerh

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My New Humidor For Puerh

by CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 12:18

I mentioned to Drax in this:http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?p=76537&highlight=#76537 post that I was having a humidor built for my Puerh collection. It arrived today and I thought that I would post some photos.
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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.
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The active humidification system. Don't worry, it is not a mist system. It is an evaporation type system. No wet tea to worry over.
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Controller. Sorry for the bad photo.
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I expect to get many cakes in this, but only time will tell. For now, I have left the door gasket/seal off for airflow. I may have to add depending on how much the system has to run.

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Dec 18th, '08, 12:42
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by heavydoom » Dec 18th, '08, 12:42

the set up looks pro.

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by CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 13:37

Heavy,
This guy sure has a great reputation in the cigar community. It claims to hold humidity at +/- 2% from top to bottom. I guess time will tell. Thanks for the comment!
Chris

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by edkrueger » Dec 18th, '08, 13:38

How much was it and who made it?

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by CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 13:53

Ed,
It was made by Bob Staebell w/Staebell & Associates. I sent you a PM with some other information. Bob is absolutely terrific and one of the nicest people you will ever talk with. I think he is very near where you are.
Chris

Maker's Website.
http://www.aristocrathumidors.com/index.html

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by shogun89 » Dec 18th, '08, 14:59

Damn! Now that is one hell of a banging humidor!!!!!

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by Salsero » Dec 18th, '08, 15:07

Magnificent!

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Dec 18th, '08, 15:21
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by heavydoom » Dec 18th, '08, 15:21

is that a little fan? up there near the ceiling of the closet?

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by tenuki » Dec 18th, '08, 15:43

Truly amazing and super cool!

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by CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 15:43

Heavy,
Yes. It is a circulation fan that helps pull air from bottom where the humidification is. It only runs when the humidifier runs. They are both very low cfm.
Chris

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by pb2q » Dec 18th, '08, 15:50

It's really impressive. But so small? Are they stackable?

I wish you the best of luck and more well aged puerhcha than it can hold.

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by CDS » Dec 18th, '08, 16:02

pb2q wrote:It's really impressive. But so small? Are they stackable?

I wish you the best of luck and more well aged puerhcha than it can hold.


The photos may look deceiving. I am sure that this one will hold around 18 tongs with some bricks & tuo's to boot.
But, yes, unfortunately, the size is always and issue with humidors. The bigger, the more money!

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by Goose » Dec 18th, '08, 16:52

Very nice indeed! Enjoy it and have many tasty teas.

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by Wesli » Dec 18th, '08, 17:24

Wow, that is a dream pumidor.

I'm rather jealous now....


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

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by puerhking » Dec 18th, '08, 17:29

Wow.....totally hardcore and beautiful. Now that is a commitment.

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