A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Author Topic: Bedding Mix for Biscotto  (Read 496 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline albacore

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 28
  • Location: UK
  • I Love Pizza!
Bedding Mix for Biscotto
« on: September 19, 2020, 08:00:16 AM »
I understand that Saputo (or similar) biscotto are bedded on a mix of 1/3 salt, 1/3 sand and 1/3 "dust".

A couple of questions:

  • What is the dust? Is it fireclay powder or wood ash or something else?
  • What type of sand is used? In the UK we have 2 distinct types of sand: soft or builders sand, used for making mortar for bricklaying and sharp sand, coarser and more angular particles, used for plastering and rendering (stucco).

Lance

Offline Tscarborough

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4463
  • Location: Austin, TX
    • Pizza Anarchy
Re: Bedding Mix for Biscotto
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 05:15:30 PM »
Ditch the salt, it will do no good and much bad it if gets wet.  Builders sand and brick dust is a good stable mix.

Offline albacore

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 28
  • Location: UK
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Bedding Mix for Biscotto
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 01:42:40 PM »
Thank you; salt didn't seem like a great material for an outdoor pizza oven!

Lance

Offline wotavidone

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1355
  • Location: South Australia
  • A pizza is not a pie
Re: Bedding Mix for Biscotto
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 01:40:17 AM »
The salt is usually described as insulation.  I was very sceptical, until I looked it up on Engineering Toolbox and discovered it really does have low thermal conductivity. I expect that mixing it with other dust would negate the insulating properties though. And, if it gets wet.........


« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 01:42:19 AM by wotavidone »
Mick

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


 

wordpress