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Title: Fridge temp for 3 day cold ferment Neapolitan
Post by: Sportsphysio on July 05, 2022, 11:49:42 PM
Ive been very pleased with my dough making progress, but the final thing Im trying to conquer is getting a lighter and crispier crust (using an Ooni Koda 16).  My process is to bulk ferment for 2 hours, then divide into balls, then place in fridge for 3 days.  On the day of reckoning, I remove from the fridge 2 hours before baking. 

My fridge maintains a temp around 43F.  My dough balls don't seem to have many air bubbles after being out of the fridge for 2 hours, and still seem quite cool to the touch.  Is it possible that yeast activity has been slowed down/retarded too much at 43F?  If so, would you recommend a longer bulk fermenting time, or remove from fridge earlier prior to the bake?

My dough recipe:
1000g  Caputo 00 Pizzeria flour
640g water
3g ADY (activated with 105F water)
30g salt

Thanks in advance, ive learned so much from this forum!
Title: Re: Fridge temp for 3 day cold ferment Neapolitan
Post by: Pizza_Not_War on July 06, 2022, 12:49:53 AM
I'd adjust the yeast, see https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26831.0 for an estimate.

Also I think you keep your fridge too warm 🥵.
Title: Re: Fridge temp for 3 day cold ferment Neapolitan
Post by: HansB on July 06, 2022, 07:22:48 AM

Also I think you keep your fridge too warm .

^^^.   Maximum is 40 Optimal temp is 37

Edit, thanks Qwerty
Title: Re: Fridge temp for 3 day cold ferment Neapolitan
Post by: QwertyJuan on July 06, 2022, 07:24:17 PM
^^^.   Minimum is 40 Optimal temp is 37

MAXIMUM is 40.