I find your experiment very interesting.
I have different sizes of Pyrex bowls here at home and will take two over to market. The one container I used last week was a Glad container that had curved edges. The other container was a Cambro container that had straight edges. I will do the experiment and see if the two different curved Pyrex bowls do make a difference. I will see if I can get more consistency this week.
The poolish went well again last Friday, so hopefully everything will go okay today. The water at market was warmer when I added it to the flour. I didnít heat the water, but the temperature and water at market were higher. The poolish then took 10 less minutes to develop to the point as the week before.
I think by doing these experiments with the poolish preferment, using different water temperatures and higher temperatures in the Hatco Unit, I can now understand more what to do when I up all my dough to using the poolish preferment for the Lehmann dough.
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Thanks for doing the experiments and reporting your results,