Guys, not trying to sidetrack the discussion, I just wanted to mention a couple of things I have been messing with.
Duckjob, I think you will have good luck mixing in some KASL with the caputo. Although I want to make only authentic all caputo pies eventually, I am still having a few minor (but nagging) issues with texture in my caputo pies. It has also been fun playing around experimenting. The added KASL seems to help a little with my texture issues, but I have only been adding about 15-20%
I also did some experiments trying to get my caputo to work well in a 550 degree oven because I am often asked to make pizzas at other peoples homes without my modified oven. One of the things that Peter had suggested could help browning, and might even help my texture issues was to try using lot of oil. He suggested I used 6% if I wanted to notice the difference in texture. PFT I had heard you say that you had made a few fishy tasting pies before you found sophia, and now I know what you are talking about. For some reason caputo really does not like olive oil in such high amounts. I am sure you guys are fine using 1% in the a16 clone, but it appears that high percentages can be disastrous with caputo. My pie tasted and smelled like a wet dog. Peter, as usual, was right on the money though. The oil really did solve my texture problems. It was the best texture of anything I have made yet. The crust was so soft tender and moist. Admittedly, I only had a strong olive oil on hand, so maybe the most neutral flavored oils could work. Would vegetable oil be the most neutral? Right now I know this is just a crutch, I will be here with you guys experimenting on finding the right texture for Sophia.
I know this is off topic, but I also tried a caputo dough with 2% brown sugar and 10% KASL and it did help the crust to brown at 550. I was expecting flavor issues because of the sugar after reading some of you posts PFT, but it seemed to work out fine for me. Actually the flavor might have been better than usual. It still was not enough browning at 550 for me to be happy though.