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 Post subject: Bread Proofer as Kiln
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:43 pm 
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Has anyone used a bread proofer as a kiln?
You can get a used one for less than $400. Really nice and most with a clear door. A bit pricey, but if it works and looks good then it's the double whammy.

https://www.amazon.com/Lockwood-CA67-PF34-SD-R-Aluminum-Non-insulated-Proofing/dp/B00D7GDWJU/ref=sr_1_9?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1479152033&sr=1-9&keywords=bread+proofer+humidity&refinements=p_n_condition-type%3A6358198011


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 Post subject: Re: Bread Proofer as Kiln
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:47 am 
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Very nice unit for curing leaf !

A cardboard box like a refrigerator comes in would suffice.
Not as pretty, though.

When you have cured the leaf, that metal cabinet might be dandy for flue curing or kilning the leaf at higher temps.
Then, it would be good to apply insulation to the exterior to maintain the temp inside.

Periodic air exchange would be required.

Something like a couple of these, connected top to top, with heat source beneath, and a temp regulated vent on the top could do the job for much less.
Again, not as pretty, though.

(Generally speaking, we talking about 3 months use, each year ??? )

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 Post subject: Re: Bread Proofer as Kiln
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:31 am 
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Now that the fog has cleared, purchasing a bread proofer to cure some leafs seems a bit extreme. If I had wads of cash and lots of room, maybe I could see myself clear. However, both are at a premium so a little kiln will have to suffice.

I just love the idea of having this super clean sterile environment with a nice bright shinning stainless steel edifice gently and efficiently maturing my leaves. Me walking around with a white lab coat. Clipboard in hand and a thermometer in my breast pocket.
Too much?!

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