Author Topic: Let the experimenting begin...  (Read 6475 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chaze215

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 889
  • Location: Jersey Shore
Re: Let the experimenting begin...
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2013, 06:47:36 PM »
I think this is what I will be going with:

Flour (100%):
Water (63.6%):
ADY (.75%):
Salt (1.75%):
Oil (2%):
Sugar (1%):
Total (169.1%):
Single Ball:
503.65 g  |  17.77 oz | 1.11 lbs
320.32 g  |  11.3 oz | 0.71 lbs
3.78 g | 0.13 oz | 0.01 lbs | 1 tsp | 0.33 tbsp
8.81 g | 0.31 oz | 0.02 lbs | 1.58 tsp | 0.53 tbsp
10.07 g | 0.36 oz | 0.02 lbs | 2.24 tsp | 0.75 tbsp
5.04 g | 0.18 oz | 0.01 lbs | 1.26 tsp | 0.42 tbsp
851.68 g | 30.04 oz | 1.88 lbs | TF = 0.085
425.84 g | 15.02 oz | 0.94 lbs

Im going to do 60% AT four (302g) and 40% ConAgra BF (201g). I also increased the TF a bit since I felt like I didnt get it right the last time around at .08.
Chaz


scott123

  • Guest
Re: Let the experimenting begin...
« Reply #51 on: January 24, 2013, 07:20:55 AM »
Chaz, mill scale is just iron oxide- which is no different than the iron you might consume eating with cast iron cookware.  That being said, most people take it off.  The easiest way is an overnight soak in vinegar and then a good scouring.

If you don't take off the mill scale, I'd still definitely give it a good scrubbing with soap and water.  I've been pretty anti-seasoning in the past, because I haven't felt like it would be stable at pizza baking temps, but I'm seeing lower temp baking plates (such as Marc's aluminum) take on and maintain seasoning, so a very light layer of vegetable oil wouldn't hurt.

Is the Conagra flour bromated? If so, I don't see any reason for the AT whatsoever- other than using it up.

That formula looks good.

Definitely- go with a 500 pre-heat.  Position the plate on a shelf about 5-7 inches away from the broiler and turn on the broiler for part of the bake.  In my 4.5 to 5 minute bake, I turn on the broiler at the 1:30 point and leave it on until the end, unless I feel like the top is taking on too much color and I shut it off.  It takes some trial and error to get the broiling right.

Offline Chaze215

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 889
  • Location: Jersey Shore
Re: Let the experimenting begin...
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2013, 11:10:00 AM »
Ok...I will scrub it a little better (after a vinegar bath) and then season it a bit.

The Conagra is not bromated, so I used a 60/40 mix. As I said in previous posts, I was just a little mad at how bubbly the crust got and the fact that those bubbles burned. Im hoping that the mix will cut down on that a bit. We will see.

I will go with a 500 preheat and then go from there. Ahhhhhhh....the thrill of the chase!! ;D
Chaz