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Offline freddy_krugerrand

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Can you suffocate dough?
« on: March 13, 2011, 02:57:07 PM »
Quick dumb question.  If I put a fresh dough ball in a sealed Tupperware container will it die without oxygen?  I know the yeast eats the sugar and produces CO2 but does it need O2 to live?


Offline widespreadpizza

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Re: Can you suffocate dough?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 03:40:55 PM »
Freddy,  no, but it may pop the lid off,  and lead to a dried out top on your dough ball.  Many of us put a pinhole in the lids of our containers,  this does not lead to drying out.

Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: Can you suffocate dough?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 03:59:02 PM »
FK, a few articles on yeast reproduction was posted a few days ago.  You may find this helpful.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,13243.0.html

The pinhole idea is also a great one. 

Chau

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Re: Can you suffocate dough?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 04:46:34 PM »