Tonights bake was a terrible dissapointment. In the interests of full disclosure I will report in all of its gory detail.
Dough was 59% hydration, 3% starter (40 % hydration starter), 2.5 % salt, 100% caputo. Standard mixing routine described above.
1. Starter: I gave the starter extra feedings-6 in all, with a higher percentage of flour. It is very interesting how different the starter acts at different hydrations. This was almost like a wet dough. It doubled in a couple of hours with a very spongy structure, but didn't explode out of the contaner like my 45% hydration starters had been doing.
2. Dough after mixing. I was so excited. It was truly NASA quality in terms of sheeting and strength. Smooth. White. beautiful dough.
3. Fermentation: I bulk fermented at room temp for 16 hours, during which time it doubled in volume and developed lots of tiny bubbles. When i dumped it out of my cambro container onto the counter the dough tore into 2 pieces one sticking to the bottom of the container. The inside of the dough was like a sponge with a honeycomb of thousands and thousands of gas bubbles. The dough balled nicely and felt loose and elastic. I proofed in ball form for 4 additional hours.
4. Shaping: At first I thought, "this dough feels great." It opened up so easily. Absolutely no rebound. But then with my normal slap technique it just continued to open up stretching into windowpane thiness that could easily tear. I had to really baby the dough to shape it and load it. Not my most beautiful skins.
5. Taste: Sour with poor structure and inadequate oven spring. The dough was moist but not gummy. No crispness. Much sourer than my 7 day CF dough with 1O % starter.
Given the taste and the flimsiness of this dough I strongly suspect over fermentation. Especially considering how strong this dough felt out of the Bosch. I guess next time I will bulk rise intil it expands by 50% instead of 100%.
Another bump on my road to better pizza. The show must go on.
Below is photo documentation of the carnage.
Criticicism, contructive or not, is welcome.