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Online jvp123

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Release gas from container while fermenting?
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:54:31 PM »
When you feel your lid coming up off the container is it best to release the gas and push it back down securely?  Or do you just leave that gas in there and leave the lid not completely locked, but still holding in the gas?

(Mine even has a little vent that I can release gas and then re-lock.)

Just curious - always wondered about that.

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 01:06:37 PM »
Lots of threads with this question.  Here is one:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=22232.0

You can punch a pinhole in the lid.  My containers are at the bottom of page 1 of the thread.  I got them at Smart and Final.  They were cheap.

No harm in releasing the gas and that is better than blowing the lid off!

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 01:13:27 PM »
second putting a pin hole in the lid ^^^

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 01:24:24 PM »
Thanks guys - shoulda known there's rarely a new question.  :-D 
I usually look things up, but for some reason I didn't think to on that one.  Since mine have a vent I'll just use it on the occasion I have pressure build up.
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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 03:36:21 PM »
No need to puncture your lid. Just set it loosely on top of the container and all will be fine.
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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 12:39:09 AM »
I sometimes lay a piece of string or a twist of paper between the lid and bowl, so it will snap on tightly (in case I drop it  :-\) but it still lets the gas escape.

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »
My first attempt at a 24 hr room temp ferment based on TXcraig's fermentation table had a slight miscalculation. I used 10 times as much yeast as was called for. Around 2am the lids popped off and woke my wife who thought someone was breaking in. Nope, just the dough breaking wind.

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 09:10:13 PM »
 :-D
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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 11:33:12 PM »
I'm currently "fermenting some dough", and steadily releasing the gas from the "container"....    ;D

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Re: Release gas from container while fermenting?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 12:18:09 AM »
When you feel your lid coming up off the container is it best to release the gas and push it back down securely? 
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