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F.W.Despot

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rh control?
« on: May 30, 2010, 10:57:27 AM »

okay so i have around twenty pins on my first cake ......... 64 quart tub , 40 watt air pump going to two air stones and about 3-4 inches of perlite( just enough to cover the air stone.............. my hygrometer is reading 99% right now and i reading that that is good for pinning but one pinning is intiated i need to drop it to 90-95%. anyways my question is how can i lower the rh level ive tried leaving the lid cracked to c if maybe an extra hole or few would work out but got no difference, i have tested the calibration of my meter with salt in a shot glass deal and its seems to work so where do i go from here?
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Re: rh control?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 12:57:31 PM »

The higher the humidity the better with cakes. You should be fine. You could put a valve on your air stones to control flow, otherwise the number of holes and cracking of the lid is the right path.
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Re: rh control?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 06:36:49 PM »

you say its not an issue with cakes, so dose this mean it can be an issue when casing? cause i will be moving to casing once these cakes have run there course
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Re: rh control?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 06:51:34 PM »

I wouldn't say its an issue with cakes. its just they perform better when you drop the humidity after pinning begins.  they will still fruit if you dont.
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dub504

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Re: rh control?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 08:01:03 PM »

Cakes and casings just hold moisture/humidity differently. Casings just create more of their own microclimate. They will still fruit in suboptimal conditions, there is a big window here...
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