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Offline Puzzolento

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Golden Tiger Flour?
« on: February 12, 2010, 09:40:30 AM »
I'm going to be making pizza regularly for my church. Yesterday I bought a 50-lb. bag of Golden Tiger high-gluten flour. I heard about it from a Sysco guy, who said the local pizzerias liked it.

Has anyone tried this stuff? I'm not worried, because I have never had problems with any bread flour or all-purpose flour, but I'm wondering what all the fuss is about.


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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:58:08 AM »
Is it bromated? If it is, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised- at least, once you adjust the hydration levels. Even if it isn't bromated, I still think you'll see a noticeable improvement over the Walmart stuff.

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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 11:13:40 AM »
Can't tell. The bag is at my church, and the website for the flour people has no info. It's Bay State Milling.

I'll check into bromated flour. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 11:32:03 AM »
Bay state milling makes some excellent flours.   They mill much of the King Arthur line, and also Bouncer and Big Yield,  which I have had great luck with.  Not sure about your particular flour, but the miller definitely knows what they are going.   

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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 11:37:46 AM »
Saw the bag at Gordon Food Service, and I had to have it.

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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 11:57:09 AM »
Puzzolento,

I didn't see the Golden Tiger in the usual BSM lineup at http://www.bsm.com/Products/BakingEssentials/FlourProducts.aspx, but if you call the number I posted in Reply 9 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,10002.msg89757.html#msg89757 and ask for Quality Assurance, you should be able to reach a person cognizant with the Golden Tiger flour and get most of your questions answered (e.g., protein content, bromated vs. unbromated, types of grain, etc.). From the Honeyville website at http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/xl-higlutenflour50lb.aspx, it looks like the Golden Tiger is in the same class as other high-gluten flours.

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Re: Golden Tiger Flour?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 01:46:54 PM »
Hey, thanks. I think I'll slop a couple of pies together before I bother them. I've been getting quotes on cheese and so on all day, and now I have to fire up the plasma cutter to make a makeshift peel, so the flour question is not a big priority.

Turns out I can get Grande cheese delivered at about the same price as the blend I'm using, so I'm going to ask for a couple of samples. I plan to use 50/50, but I also want to try the East Coast Blend. I suspect that the blend will be similar to my Costco cheese, which is nominally part-skim, but hard to burn.


 

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