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Offline LuNchBoX1371

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How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« on: September 19, 2014, 04:27:58 PM »
Just like the subject says, how do i calculate how much water/hydration i would want/need?


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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 04:41:44 PM »
The weight of flour you need is considered to be 100%, and all the other ingredients are expressed as a percentage of that.

So if your recipe calls for 50% water (what bakers call 50% hydration), that just means you use half as much water as flour. Starting with 200 grams of flour, for example, you then add 100 grams of water

Check out my article, for more detail and an online calculator http://www.mightypizzaoven.com/bakers-percentage-calculator/
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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:45:57 PM »
Here is another  - http://doughgenerator.allsimbaseball9.com/index.php.  I personal use 62 - 64% Hydration.  Anything greater than 68% and I make a mess of things... LOL

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Offline LuNchBoX1371

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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 02:05:52 PM »
Ok cool thank you for the help

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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 03:24:29 PM »
Just like the subject says, how do i calculate how much water/hydration i would want/need?

Here is the simple answer with Q being how much water to use. Ironically, it will also tell you how many kids you can afford and how much time you waste on Facebook.  :-D

I hope this clears thing up.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 03:26:01 PM by TXCraig1 »
Pizza is not bread.

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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 01:58:05 PM »
Please note that Q + yeast + flour equals PI.

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Re: How do i calculate how much water/hyrdration i would want?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »

Please note that Q + yeast + flour equals PI.
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