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Offline Matthew

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Re: Large Capacity Easy to make proofing box
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2010, 09:59:58 AM »
Matt,

Thanks for the explanation.  :)  Was this the same pie you had in your new proofer and if is was did you notice any difference in the dough, by adding the humidity?  Sorry to ask all these questions, but I was just curious. 

Norma



Yes it was.  It was as good as the dough proofed in the MR148 & better than dough left to ferment in the kitchen at room temperature.  Gotta run, the soccer game is starting.  ;D

Matt
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Re: Large Capacity Easy to make proofing box
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2010, 11:35:33 AM »
It's one of the easiest things you will ever wire.  There will be three terminals on the thermostat because you need 3 if it is running a 220V heater.  You will only need two and the instructions will tell you which two.  You simply wire it inline with either of the wires going to the light it doesn't matter which one.  So for example you run the black wire to the thermostat, then another black wire out of the thermostat to the lights.  Thats it.

I'll talk with my wife about proofer humidity later on.  She has been in the pizza business for years and is a general manager of a pizza hut where they use huge commercial proofers every day.  I know they have a digital temperature gauge and bet they have a humidity setting too.
I was thinking about that.  My electrical knowledge is somewhat limited & not sure on the connection.  Would I connect it to the light socket wires?

Matt
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Re: Large Capacity Easy to make proofing box
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 12:04:32 PM »
It's one of the easiest things you will ever wire.  There will be three terminals on the thermostat because you need 3 if it is running a 220V heater.  You will only need two and the instructions will tell you which two.  You simply wire it inline with either of the wires going to the light it doesn't matter which one.  So for example you run the black wire to the thermostat, then another black wire out of the thermostat to the lights.  Thats it.

I'll talk with my wife about proofer humidity later on.  She has been in the pizza business for years and is a general manager of a pizza hut where they use huge commercial proofers every day.  I know they have a digital temperature gauge and bet they have a humidity setting too.

Great.  Thanks.

Matt

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Re: Large Capacity Easy to make proofing box
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2010, 05:01:44 PM »
I went to Home Depot last night to pick up the electrical parts that I needed to finish my proofing box.  After my conversation with the employee in the electrical department who was a licensed electrician, I kind a changed my mind when he pointed out the many things that could go wrong with what i was trying to do.  So I put everything back & went home empty handed. >:( 

I did a bit of research online & found another simple, SAFE, & effective home made proofing box & in no time put this together.  All you need are 2 plastic storage containers (The bins should fit inside each other with a gap of air at least two inches between the two bottoms), an aquarium heater with a built in thermostat, & a thermometer.  I have been testing it out for 4 hours & the temperature is extremely stable & very accurate. ;D

Matt


 

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