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Offline quietdesperation

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Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
During my last bake, one of my crusts was a little hard to chew...not terrible but noticeable. I let the next crust bake  for an extra minute and it was perfect.

Later that night, I had a minor stomach ache and my wife felt bloated. Was it the undercooked crust? Is there something else (perhaps underfermentation) that might have caused the problem? Or maybe we just ate too much pizza!
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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
During my last bake, one of my crusts was a little hard to chew...not terrible but noticeable. I let the next crust bake  for an extra minute and it was perfect.

Later that night, I had a minor stomach ache and my wife felt bloated. Was it the undercooked crust? Is there something else (perhaps underfermentation) that might have caused the problem? Or maybe we just ate too much pizza!
quietdesperation,

This post and the links cited therein might help you to better understand the role of digestibility in pizza making.

Reply 856 at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=36842.msg370788#msg370788.

For a partial summary, see also Reply 41 at:

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=24485.msg249776;topicseen#msg249776.

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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 10:10:58 PM »
Do you have any history of celiac disease or lactose intolerance? Unless you had a LOT of undercooked dough my doubts are it was that. Have you had issues with any other foods, allergies, dairy in the past??
Also, what else topped the pie, off meat etc
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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 10:29:14 PM »
I'm finding myself becoming a less tolerant of gluten as I get older. I've stopped eating all gluten other than pizza, and I've cut my pizza consumption way back. I was having problems for a long time before I figured out what was causing it.
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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
thanks to all for the info.

- jackitup, I don't a history of celiac disease or lactose intolerance.
- Peter, thank you for those links. My conclusion is that my dough might have been immature. this was the first time I used frozen yeast, maybe that contributed to the problem. Or perhaps a combination of ldmp, a short rt ferment (5 hours) and frozen yeast.
- Craig, I'm truly sorry to hear that given your talent and investment in the craft. Reading through the links Peter provided led me to wonder if I might be better off with a longer, cf instead of short rt+ldmp. I re-read parts of your NY thread and noted your practice of using ldmp for everything but neo. I'm sure you've thought deeply about the cause of your discomfort but wonder if it might be related to short ferment+ldmp.

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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 10:19:27 AM »
No, I get bloated feeling and kind of run down whenever I eat anything with gluten.
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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:31:26 PM »
Oil and sugar in dough make me feel bloated. Without, no problems.

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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 08:37:48 PM »
I'm finding myself becoming a less tolerant of gluten as I get older. I've stopped eating all gluten other than pizza, and I've cut my pizza consumption way back. I was having problems for a long time before I figured out what was causing it.
Any chance your symptoms started after an illness? There is some celiac disease in my wife's family. Found this ongoing research interesting.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/08/523002516/when-gluten-is-the-villain-could-a-common-virus-be-the-trigger

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Re: Stomach ache/bloated after eating pizza?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 10:04:21 AM »
No, I get bloated feeling and kind of run down whenever I eat anything with gluten.

That sucks. I had GI issues and was so relieved to find I had no gluten sensitivity.
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