Author Topic: Anybody make one of Ed Wood's proof boxes out of a styrofoam cooler?  (Read 2349 times)

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Hard to make? easy? worth it?


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Re: Anybody make one of Ed Wood's proof boxes out of a styrofoam cooler?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 11:23:32 PM »
Or, if you don't feel like cutting something up:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,12050.msg112913.html#msg112913

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Re: Anybody make one of Ed Wood's proof boxes out of a styrofoam cooler?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 10:13:44 AM »
pbspelly,

Even for a technically challenge person like me, I did make a proofing box with Matt’s help at Reply 257. http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,11044.msg102195.html#msg102195
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I also use my proofing box for other doughs other than sourdoughs.

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Re: Anybody make one of Ed Wood's proof boxes out of a styrofoam cooler?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 11:27:03 AM »
worth it?

Absolutely worth having some kind of temp control, not just for initial activation, but for routine fermentation and proofing. Small temp differences over a day or two can have a major impact on the behavior of the culture.

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Re: Anybody make one of Ed Wood's proof boxes out of a styrofoam cooler?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 06:27:05 PM »
I used to have an oven that had no light, so I built a styrofoam one. Works great. I now have an upgraded oven with a light, so I usually just turn the light on and proof in the oven. If the oven's in use I still have the stryofoam proofing box though..
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I'm in the process of trying to make a proof box.  The cord I have is from a lamp kit.  It has a smooth and a ridged wire.

However, the dimmer switch I have is a 3 way dimmer.  It has 2 red wires, 1 black, and 1 green.

I'm just not sure what all I need to connect in order to make the dimmer function as a dimmer and not simply a light.  I feel like I've tried many combinations and while many will turn the light on, none will actually allow it to dim.