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Offline heliman

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Yeast % for 24 hr Cold Fermentation
« on: January 01, 2010, 08:16:58 AM »
Latest recipe below:

Flour   100.00%
Water   67.00%
Yeast   0.50%
Salt   2.40%

Does this look like suitable ratios for WFO cooking - particularly the yeast %? I have dropped the yeast level down from 0.6 to 0.5%

This is for a 24 hr cold fermentation.

TIA

Rossco
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 08:19:07 AM by heliman »


Offline UnConundrum

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Re: Yeast % for 24 hr Cold Fermentation
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 08:22:09 AM »
What kind of flour?  What does "cold" fermentation mean to you?  Salt seems high.

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Re: Yeast % for 24 hr Cold Fermentation
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 08:39:41 AM »
Latest recipe below:

Flour   100.00%
Water   67.00%
Yeast   0.50%
Salt   2.40%

Does this look like suitable ratios for WFO cooking - particularly the yeast %? I have dropped the yeast level down from 0.6 to 0.5%

This is for a 24 hr cold fermentation.

TIA

Rossco

Rossco,
What flour are you using?  I don't use commercial yeast very often, but when I do, I use .14% ADY or .11% IDY & 2.2% salt for a Neapolitan dough with a 24 hr fermentation @ 58% hydration.  For my starter dough I increase the salt to 3%.

Matt
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 08:42:37 AM by Matthew »

Offline heliman

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Re: Yeast % for 24 hr Cold Fermentation
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010, 05:24:25 PM »
Using Baker's Flour (12.5%) or alternatively locally available pizza flour (11%).
Cold fermentation = placing dough in fridge overnight (as opposed to room temperature).
The yeast % was a scaled back version of the FB recipe which suggests 0.6%
Salt also reduced from the FB recipe amount.

Also - is it best to use a starter as opposed to IDY? I have gone instant for ease of use.

Rossco