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Offline 78DegNorth

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Greatings from 78 degrees North
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:44:58 AM »
Hi,

I want to start this thread by thanking everyone that as contributed and helped me making Neapolitan pizza. You don't know that you have helped me, but you are all active on this forum. Even though I have been an unregistered user I have read this forum daily. I have been making Neapolitan pizza since I got my wood fired oven in late April. Prior to that I have read countless of posts mostly on this forum. It has rally been the most important aid to getting close to what you can call a Neapolitan pizza. The help was greatly appreciated.

This is how I make my pizza:
Cold water, between 65% and 70%
Caputo flour
+/-2.5 % salt
Fermentation for at least 12 hours in bulk, and 5 to 10 hours balled(I now use a wood box. It really makes it easy to open the balls. Very dry skin that has reduced pizza oven crash to nill)
Cake yeast, based on TXGraig1's Baker's yeast quantity prediction mode (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,26831.msg285982.html#msg285982)
I user Lehmanns dog calculator (http://www.pizzamaking.com/dough-calculator.html)
I use a wood fired oven and cook for +/- 90 seconds with a floor temperature at 450(842)

All I have learned is basically taken from this forum.   :chef: Tank you very much :)

I live on an island at 78 degree north => https://www.google.no/maps/place/Longyearbyen,+Svalbard+og+Jan+Mayen/@68.7934006,15.5579283,3z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x459c52d84f4557df:0xda86b2caa16495ec
My biggest problem is getting almost anything. Flour, mozzarella, basil , oven, wood(we have no forrest, only polar bears). Everything is rally expensive to ship to my location. That is of course a problem, but mostly a money problem :)

I have attached some pictures from a pizza bake in september.



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Offline 78DegNorth

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 07:00:31 AM »
I also have to say that I probably are not the best pizza maker, but I am probably the northern most pizza piccolo(read amateur).
Living so fare north,  I have had the opportunity to take a loot of pictures of polar bears.

Have a nice day :)

~b

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 07:46:35 AM »
Wow, who even knew they had the internet up there! Beautiful pizza & photography, look forward to seeing more from you

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 08:50:16 AM »
Welcome from 30 degrees North.

Pretty pizza!

Happy to help if you have questions.

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 07:50:17 PM »
beautiful pizza and polar bears
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 08:09:55 PM »
awesome stuff.. pies look great..jealous of the environment as i sit here in florida sweating on christmas week....ugggg...   ;D Looking forward to doing some base jumping next year in kjerag norway..maybe have to stop by for some pie.. :-D
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 09:06:16 PM »
Welcome aboard 78.....the view off your deck is most excellent. 

Keep up the great pizzamaking.  :chef:
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 09:14:20 PM »
Too cool!!
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 10:06:08 PM »
Wow!!

I agree - great looking pizza and photography!!

 :o

Keep up the good work! 
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2014, 12:28:03 AM »
Love the steaming pizza shot!


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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2014, 01:11:51 PM »
I also have to say that I probably are not the best pizza maker, but I am probably the northern most pizza piccolo(read amateur).
Living so fare north,  I have had the opportunity to take a loot of pictures of polar bears.


Have a nice day :)

~b

Does this "Poly" love Pizza or does it love A pizza lover!? :-\


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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2014, 07:13:04 PM »
A Mast'Nicola made with a few thin slices of blubber might be tasty  ;D
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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2014, 04:34:38 AM »
Tanks for the warm welcomes :)

Wow, who even knew they had the internet up there! Beautiful pizza & photography, look forward to seeing more from you
We have fiber in the sea, all the way from mainland Norway.

awesome stuff.. pies look great..jealous of the environment as i sit here in florida sweating on christmas week....ugggg...   ;D Looking forward to doing some base jumping next year in kjerag norway..maybe have to stop by for some pie.. :-D
I childhood friend was in a bad parachuting accident many years ago. The parachute was stuck in a pole during landing, and he fell down and broke a lot of bones. Luckily it all ended well,  he is still jumping.
Kjerag is almost close, only 3-4 hours by plane :)

Happy to help if you have questions.
I think all my questions have been asked before, it's just a matter of searching. It's not always easy to find, but you guys have done a good job helping others and by that helping me. But I sure willl ask if I need help :)

Does this "Poly" love Pizza or does it love A pizza lover!? :-\
My guess is that a good Neapolitan is hard to resist even for Polar bears :) If it is a pizza or an inhabitant of Naples... don't know :)

A Mast'Nicola made with a few thin slices of blubber might be tasty  ;D
Maybe I should start cooking blubber pizza for my polar bear photo trips  ;D
It sure would look more delicious than what this mother and cub is eating.


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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 09:24:20 AM »
I think They would like to change their diet too,

Vegetarian.....
Or omnivore photographer I think they would love this change in taste ;D

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 05:24:39 AM »
Hi,

After more than 2 months of complete darkness and 4 months without seeing the sun I am looking forward to see the yellow dish in the beginning of next month. Luckily I have good pizza that warms me in the cold dark months. I have attached some pictures of my lunch bake from this Saturday. The last picture is of my cabin where I cook my pizzas :)

The pizzas came out very tender, maybe it was due to 72% water? I really have not figured out what makes the dough tender. I also tried to use 24-25(75 F)C deg when fermenting balled(4-5 hours).

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 05:37:43 AM »
Great images, thank you for sharing. I'm curious about your winter heat source for the home and I have to hand it to you, holding enough wood for the oven must take additional planning as it looks to be a hike for more. 

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2015, 02:27:56 AM »
Great images, thank you for sharing. I'm curious about your winter heat source for the home and I have to hand it to you, holding enough wood for the oven must take additional planning as it looks to be a hike for more.
Tanx :)
All houses use district heating(spill heat from a coal plant). We also get heated water from the district heating network. Cabins are not however connected to the district heating network. Only some cabins are connected to the electricity grid. Luckily my is connected, so I can keep the cabin over freezing point when I am not using it(its only a recreational cabin). As for wood, I have to carry some hundred meters, but I can drive relatively close. During winter I use a snowmobile.

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2015, 11:18:54 AM »
WoW that last shot is magic!


Do You have phenomena like the spiral portal that was videotaped in Norway?

I'm kind of A UFO nut You know 8)

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Re: Greatings from 78 degrees North
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2015, 03:49:45 PM »
That's about awesome.
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