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Flour at Trader Joe's
« on: April 17, 2014, 03:54:27 PM »
I am planning to make a run to Bend tomorrow and stop at Trader Joe's. Can anyone advise me as to what kind of flour I can expect to find there? I am fairly new to making my own dough, and would like to find something comparable to Caputo 00 if I can. I would like to make a Neopolitan style dough to use in the Blackstone.
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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 07:01:19 PM »
I did a search of Trader Joe flour.
 
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?action=search2
 
you might get the info you want here.
 
I have looked at their flour many times, never buying tho. Too many other recommended flours near me.
 
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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 07:55:06 PM »
Clay,
I have only purchased whole wheat flour at trader joes out here (rochester, ny), and I am pretty sure that there is no OO flour that they sell. 
Not to say that every TJ's carries the same stuff.
I bet you could get great results with an unbleached bread flour in your black stone. I use it in my 2stone.  In the east, King Arthur is a good go-to brand; out west you will find regional brands. I bet some of the smaller groceries in bend will have what you need.
If you want OO you may have to special order it.
Good luck!
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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 08:31:41 PM »
Their AP flour is essentially the same as King Arthur.
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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 09:19:21 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I bought some AP 365 from Whole foods but didn't like the results. The crust was more biscuit like, similar to some frozen pizza. My dough was a little dry so my hydration might have been off. We are fairly high altitude and low humidity here. They also had the King Arthur flours. We did some the other day with dough I got from a pizza place in Bend, made with Caputo 00 and it was great(Flatbread Community Oven).

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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 10:38:57 PM »
I would try to buy some OO flour from that pizza place in bend. Also, go for bread flour over AP. I bet at your altitude you would be able to work with 70% HR, maybe even higher?

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Re: Flour at Trader Joe's
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 11:26:04 PM »
I made this dough with TJ AP flour and it turned out a lot better than expected:

Flour - 100%
Water - 60%
IDY - variable - see TXCraigs predictive yeast chart
Salt - 2.5%
Oil - 2%

In my case, I used an 8-hour room temperature ferment (estimated 70 degrees) and it baked up beautifully in my Blackstone.

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