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Offline Smokepit

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First cold ferment
« on: October 04, 2012, 06:20:46 PM »
This it's my first attempt at a 24hr cold ferment. I never new until I found this sight that there was so much to a "simple" pizza. I used Jackie Trans volume measurement recipe as my digital scale has not arrived yet. I used the king arthur bread flour like this.

  Bread Flour 2.75 cups (~378gm) 100%
  Water 1 cup 1T (~232gm) 61% hydration ratio
  Table salt 1 tsp (~6gm) 1.58%
  ADY/IDY 1 tsp (~4gm) 1%
Sugar 1 tsp (~5gm) 1.3%
Oil 1 tsp (~4.3gm) 1.1%
Total 629.3gm minus 5% bowl residue = 598gm or 299gm per ball.

550 stone pre heated for one hour. First pizza was 7 min....a little to long for me. The second was 5 1/2 min and came out perfect.

I have to say this was the best pizza I have ever made at home. It was foldable the rim was crispy but soft and airy.

 


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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 06:26:35 PM »
Not sure why the third pic didn't post, lets try this again. This is of the second pizza.

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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 06:41:35 PM »
Wow! Very nice there Smokepit. Great job.  :chef:
I like your avatar too. Have you seen member "EV"'s mobile WFO he mounted in a saweeet old Airstream trailer? It's awesome!
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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
Thanks Bob. Soon as I seen that pic I knew it had to be my avatar. It represents what I love to do, spending time with the family and the dog camping, kicked back and enjoying life. If I could just figure out how to put a pizza oven over a campfire I would be all set 8) . I checked out the airsteam as well, very cool. Someday I hope to have a WFO in the back yard.

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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 01:48:56 PM »
Looks good, smokepit! well done on the first cold ferment!
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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 01:54:24 PM »
If I could just figure out how to put a pizza oven over a campfire I would be all set 8) . I checked out the airsteam as well, very cool. Someday I hope to have a WFO in the back yard.
Not a problem...see Bert's member(Mighty Pizza Oven)'s MPO thread. I believe he's taking orders.  ;D
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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 04:12:37 PM »
Well done.  Your crumb pic looks excellent.  Looks like it was a very tender one.
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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 09:36:14 PM »
Very good 1st try!

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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 08:06:50 PM »
Not a problem...see Bert's member(Mighty Pizza Oven)'s MPO thread. I believe he's taking orders.  ;D

I think I just found my winter project, thanks Bob. Bert has a great idea for the gas grill thats for sure. I think I have a few ideas for over the campfire :). But thats another thread for another day.

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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 08:15:21 PM »
Well done.  Your crumb pic looks excellent.  Looks like it was a very tender one.
It was VERY tender! But nice and crispy on the outside. This is the type of pizza I have been striving for. I'm so glad I found this sight. The first recipe I tried came out perfect. My digital scale is in the mail and I can't wait to try some of the other recipes from here.


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Re: First cold ferment
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 09:00:17 PM »
It was VERY tender! But nice and crispy on the outside. This is the type of pizza I have been striving for. I'm so glad I found this sight. The first recipe I tried came out perfect. My digital scale is in the mail and I can't wait to try some of the other recipes from here.
You made an excellent first choice....Jackie Tran produces some of the finest recipes on this site.  ;)
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