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by Steve
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

gatmcm, Someone from Hong Kong might say that the high 80s are fine for puer, but Hong Kong storage is not for everybody. But here's something interesting - I just found half of an old bing someone gave me a couple of years ago. It was a decent daily drinker but I was already tired of it because we'...
by Steve
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

As an aside, I've also realized that I am absolutely unable to tell how humid my room is. I'm incredibly bad at it and usually guess wrong, so having at least a couple of hygrometers is a necessity for me. Edit: But when I can smell my tea, I know the humidity is in the 65% to the low 70s range. And...
by Steve
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

I had a few shu cakes destroyed by mold when I was starting out. And then in the dry season it can be sub 50% for a few months and even into the 30s. So I bought a bunch of hygrometers and figured out the best place in the house, and have closed all ziploc bags during the rainy months, and added hum...
by Steve
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

It's been 24 hours and so I checked it. My room humidity is 87% but inside the box it's 74%.
The plastic box I'm using is not quite airtight, so maybe that's why it's a bit high, but
that's a good start.
I need two more boxes so I'll get boxes that have tighter lids.
by Steve
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1124
Views: 163620

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Today I drank one of my favorites. It's from Lau Yu Fat Tea Shop at Lok Fu Plaza in Hong Kong. It's their 50th anniversary (1961 - 2011) puer, so it's eight years old now. Bada and Bulang material and it has the taste and power to prove it. The day before yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find...
by Steve
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

OK, I've started my first box with a half pint mason jar with the mixture just as you recommended, except I had to lower the quantities by a third because I only had 12 grams of sugar. The humidity dipped to 59 today and now at 10pm is back up to 71. We were having a drought until a week ago, so whe...
by Steve
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs
Replies: 59
Views: 22368

Re: Humidity Control: DIY Salt Packs

Hi all, It's the rainy season here in Chiang Mai, Thailand so my RH% is always above 80. Considering that, can I just put salt in the mason jar with no water? And is pink salt OK? I use a mortar and pestle to crush my pink salt into finer bits and when I leave salt in the mortar during the dry seaso...
by Steve
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 681
Views: 99943

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello Hello,
I've been drinking tea (mostly puer) for about 6 or 7 years now.
I also love Japanese green tea. I found this forum thanks to a post about
a DIY method for humidity control using salt. I'm going to try that starting today.