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Terra cotta Humidification?

jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 2015 in General Discussion
I picked up a few terra-cotta Humidification devices at the B&M this evening. 

Drop them in distilled water till they darken, dry them off, and place in humi. The idea is No mold like water pillows.

Have a similar one (also terra cotta) my wife and I have used for years to keep the brown sugar hydrated--works very well for that. 

Gonna give them a try and see how the cooler likes them this week. They'll be running support for the bovedas.

-Jay
“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 Posts: 10,974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting
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  • ExpendableYouthExpendableYouth Posts: 2,105 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's a pretty cool idea.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have one in my pipe tobacco jar and it works great.  Duh, I never thought of it for my cigars.
  • Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ceramic is commonly used for pipe tobacco.  I only wonder if it will be enough for cigars since pipe tobacco stays at a much lower rh.  

    Hope it works! 
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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi Gray,

    Interesting--do you know what rh the ceramic is supposed to stay at?

    my desktop humis have really settled down after I schlepped them to the basement and put them in a cooler. Rock steady 62/62.

    i just went and checked and the big one (previously used for the brown sugar) was 3 rh degrees higher than the norm of 62. Checking the humi with the smaller leaves type, the rh was the same, also 3 degrees higher.

    Seems to be working for me here in the hot/dry high desert.

    Might be useful for other folks when they run into dry conditions too and need a little something else to help.

    Utah is pretty much always dry

    The terra cotta will just need to be watched as I imagine if they are dry they will pull humidity. Gonna have to learn how long they last.

    -Jay
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have no idea.  The ones for pipe tobacco are usually small, so maybe it is a function of size.  

    You could thrown one in a clean container with a hygrometer and test it.  

    Sounds like they work so far as a little humidity boost.
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  • Big''nBall''nBig''nBall''n Posts: 767 ✭✭✭✭
    hmmm will be nice to hear the results.
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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Big"nBall"n

    So far so good. Will keep eyes on this and figure out how to dial in back in. 

    What I suspect I will do is rock Bovedas, the terra cotta & KL, with the idea that I don't bother wetting the KL, and using the terra cotta for that.

    -Jay

    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Update: I have been using them in my Boveda rehydration Tupperware.

    They seem to speed the shot glass method up.

    Good stuff!
    “There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” -Kevin Welch
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