Wow! Talk about running it to the .nth! God love ya Pete-zza!
Before I discovered this place, I found "Tiseo's" One nice supermarket pizza dough. Always reliable and always tasty. Louis Tiseo makes a great dough. I looked at the ingredients and figured I could copy it. NOPE!
I don't have the huge mixers, scalers, ballers, reefers, or packagers. Or access to his resources.
Maybe I'll just try to make a pretty good dough on my own.
Flour Water Salt Yeast. Hmmph!!.. 20 years ago, I would have called anyone crazy. There must be a SECRET ingredient.
NOPE... Technique and variations of the theme. Just like Red-Yellow-Blue. Black & White. Mix them to your liking.
Jeff Varasano has been chasing this formula (preferment - variations of the theme and technique - HOT oven ) and has been rewarded with his PERFECT dough.
It really is just that. If I can do it, JoeBlough, anyone can. Just watch, listen and experiment. These guys on the forum are the real deal. I ain't goin' back.