Aging puerh: what is your setup?

maitre_tea
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:17 pm

After weeks of fussing around and careful monitoring, I think I've hit upon a stable puerh aging setup

I have a grow tent that's 4 ft tall and about 1.5 ft wide on each side, and inside there is a wire shelving unit with four shelves capable of holding 50 cakes or so (I am almost at capacity). To humidify the air I bought a Cigar Oasis Plus humidifier that keeps the RH at around 65% RH. To keep the temperature at 74 degrees Fahrenheit I use a seedling heating map on the lowest shelf underneath a terracotta saucer. The temperature fluctuates a few degrees everyday but the grow tent isn't super insulated so I'm fine with it.

I used to have two seedling mats which kept the temperature at about 86 degrees Fahrenheit bu the RH suffered and would top out at 60% RH. I wish there were a way to increase the temperature by a few degrees while keeping the RH at around the same levels, but it doesn't seem like that will happen. I'm pretty happy and I can't wait to see the results in 5-10 years.
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Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am

What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
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Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:22 am

Maybe putting a few plants in there would bump the humidity.
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Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 am

tealifehk wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am
What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
Booyah!

Still resting your teas man, maybe should have put them in a tent muahahahaa
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:26 am

StoneLadle wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 am
tealifehk wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am
What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
Booyah!

Still resting your teas man, maybe should have put them in a tent muahahahaa
Should be good to go by now I think :)
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:09 am

tealifehk wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:26 am
StoneLadle wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:52 am
tealifehk wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:15 am
What's in the grow tent? :mrgreen:

Oh, just my pu erh aging setup...
Booyah!

Still resting your teas man, maybe should have put them in a tent muahahahaa
Should be good to go by now I think :)
It's gonna be a good weekend!!
maitre_tea
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:50 pm

John_B wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:22 am
Maybe putting a few plants in there would bump the humidity.
My wife has a lot of houseplants, and is worried about the dry air in our house during the winter, and I told her that she can put the plants in the pumidor since it's warm and humid. She then said, "but there's no light in there..." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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StoneLadle
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:41 pm

@maitre_tea... Classic!
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