|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:27 am:||
my friend have this setup=
he is using a vicks humidifier=
the humidifier is always running..
when he mist..the humidity is going up to 100%...but after maybe 3-4 hour...the humidity is dropping at like 80%..
so my friend need to mist every 3-4 hour..to keep his 90%+
did somebody know a way to resolve this problem???
and keep the humidity at 90%+
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:42 am:||
yup I'm not sure your setup your pics didn't work but if you are doing cakes in a sterlite type container ditch the humidifier, put about 1.5 to 2 in. of moist (I just get it wet and pour out the excess water) perlite on the bottom of the container and set your cakes on that with a piece of tin foil (a little bit bigger than the size of the cake) between the cake and the perlite.
if you don't do this the cake will waste energy growing into the perlite and your cakes will be waterlogged, no good.
another good thing to do is dunk your cakes right after birth for 12-15 hours in really cold water, you can use the water right out of your faucet.
then after they are done dunking I instead of wiping the cakes dry, I roll them in plain dry verm. and do the double ended casing tek. what this does is when I roll the wet cake in dry verm. the verm sticks to the cake adding a thin layer of verm. all over the cake.
now this will help keep water from evaporating out the sides of the cake. you might also want to look into the inner res. tek this has been invaluable to me. with all these teks in play you don't even need to hand mist at all.
just air it out once a day. but the main thing here is perlite perlite perlite.
since I told ya all that I might as well tell ya I also stack my cakes two high is a 54 qt. bin I can fit 24 cakes comfortably and having that many cakes in one bin also keeps the humidity optimal.
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:43 am:||
there they are nevermind.
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:59 am:||
he dont do cake...
but thanx for your tip...
rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 08:36 am:||
100% is too high for casings. If your friend can maintain 80% like you said, that is fine. Relax.
Mod Maliki (Maliki)
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 01:20 pm:||
But your problem here is that looks like an evaporative humidifier it's not going to do you any good.
And for that closet I still say to you that one of the better ways to go is with perlite in large basins like a cat litter box "new" with heating pads under them .
But since you are doing casings you look to be just fine....
rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 02:10 pm:||
That's right. Just don't forget to give them lots of fresh air, even at the risk of a lower humidity. Contams thrive in still/stale air. They can't take over your project in a windy, fresh air environment.
|Posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 03:09 pm:||
As for casings, a rubbermaid bin w/ saran wrap works fine, just spray the sides each day. You only need an ambient humidity of 70 - 75%, anymore = hello cobweb.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 01:05 am:||
put the humidifier on a TIMER, it's the contant circulation of air that's dropping humidity so fast, it leaks out since it's not air tight.
just set the timer so it kicks on every 4 hours or so, when it begins to drop into the 70's range and get it back up, run it only long enough to get about 95% peak humidity before it cuts off and starts slowly dropping.
Putney Swope (Odin13)
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:48 am:||
Meijer's and Lowes sells a timer that's branded "Timex" that is a three prong grounded type. It's 16/17 dollars, (cheaper at Lowes here)
That will allow up to 20 programs per day. 1 on/off cycle is a program. Programs can be as little as 1 minute or as long as 24 hours. It's a sweet timer, look for a white smallish odd shaped thingie in the clear plastic overpack, the type that takes 10 minutes with scissors to get open. it's money well spent.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 11:14 pm:||
thanx hippi3 ;)
|Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 01:36 am:||
let us know, plz, how it goes.