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Love the amazing work you’re doing with the leaves!! Dogos are also one of my favorite breeds!! Keep it up!!
 

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Today I finished the hardware of my fermentation chamber. I installed a humidity controller and a small ultrasonic humidifier and did some test runs. Seems to work fine !
I'll keep the temperature just above 50 C (or 120 F) and humidity around 80- 85.
Misted 2 lbs of viso and 2 lbs ligero wrapper one by one to get and even humidity on the leaves. I'll keep them overnight in a sealed box and will check them in the morning. Maybe give them another spay.
Tomorrow I'll put the leaves inside.
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Unfortunately I had to stop my project.
The humidifier has a proximity sensitive switch and I can no by pass it to control it with my humidity controller.
Unless I find an electronic repair shop which can help me out, there is no other way hen buying a humidifier with a mechanical switch.
This will take me 3 weeks to get it here !
 
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Unfortunately I had to stop my project.
The humidifier has a proximity sensitive switch and I can no by pass it to control it with my humidity controller.
Unless I find an electronic repair shop which can help me out, there is no other way hen buying a humidifier with a mechanical switch.
This will take me 3 weeks to get it here !
Sorry about that.
 

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Hi Jim,

Project was on hold for a few months because I was finishing my distillery bodega and building a new bodega for chocolate production.
I bought a small conche machine to do some trials to make chocolate and it turned out much better then I expected.
I went up in the mountains to harvest the cacao and fermented it myself. The farmers were not fermenting it at all or only for one day.
Next holiday I'll, continue with my fermentation box. I bought another ultrasonic mist maker and will build the unit myself.
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Hi Jim,

Project was on hold for a few months because I was finishing my distillery bodega and building a new bodega for chocolate production.
I bought a small conche machine to do some trials to make chocolate and it turned out much better then I expected.
I went up in the mountains to harvest the cacao and fermented it myself. The farmers were not fermenting it at all or only for one day.
Next holiday I'll, continue with my fermentation box. I bought another ultrasonic mist maker and will build the unit myself.
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You are really a man of many talents :) Awesome stuff!
 
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Hi Jim,

Project was on hold for a few months because I was finishing my distillery bodega and building a new bodega for chocolate production.
I bought a small conche machine to do some trials to make chocolate and it turned out much better then I expected.
I went up in the mountains to harvest the cacao and fermented it myself. The farmers were not fermenting it at all or only for one day.
Next holiday I'll, continue with my fermentation box. I bought another ultrasonic mist maker and will build the unit myself.
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Wow, that's awesome!
 

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I have finally time for my tabaco project !
The last two day been playing with my new fermentation box setup and it is looking very promising.
I hope tomorrow to fill it with wrapper leaf.
This will also be a test run with 8 pounds ( half ligero - half viso)
Here some rolls from today # 38 till # 60

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I have finally time for my tabaco project !
The last two day been playing with my new fermentation box setup and it is looking very promising.
I hope tomorrow to fill it with wrapper leaf.
This will also be a test run with 8 pounds ( half ligero - half viso)
Here some rolls from today # 38 till # 60

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That's great! Nice rolls/photo, too.
 
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