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Bika

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Has anybody hear done this? Im thinking about it, I have built a fermintation chamber that could go as low in temp to be a curing chamber as well. But has anybody had any experince with this process?
 

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I'm not to person to comment on this, but I'm positive flue curing requires air movement whereas fermintation requires only occasional air movement. This is a guess formulated on what I've read here, but might be completely wrong.
 

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I'm not to person to comment on this, but I'm positive flue curing requires air movement whereas fermintation requires only occasional air movement. This is a guess formulated on what I've read here, but might be completely wrong.

That can be easily taken care of..... And thank you for the info. I did not think of that.
 

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I'm not to person to comment on this, but I'm positive flue curing requires air movement whereas fermintation requires only occasional air movement. This is a guess formulated on what I've read here, but might be completely wrong.
That is my understanding also. The air movement in flue curing is to prevent "hot spots" and get a uniform cure. In fermenting you are attempting to prevent mold.

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Are you thinking of a completely aritificial curing chamber? As in where you put in green leaf and color cure or flue cure and/or age/kiln the leaf without shifting everything around? Like a one stop cure shop?
 

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I tried that with my fermentation kiln, a couple years ago. I could keep the temp low enough for a good cure, but I had too much trouble with the humidity. My kiln then did not have a fan, nor adequate control on ventilation, and leaf remained too wet, too long. If it didn't mold, then it turned brown/black from composting. You'll need high humidity (90%) but not wet wet leaf.
Am building a new kiln now, and may try it again. But, then, now I have access to another large chest freezer, so I may just build a new flue-curing box with this.
 
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