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Offline Monkeyboy

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Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« on: February 03, 2021, 11:11:41 AM »
Home cook.
Currently use Ziplock medium twist and seal plastic containers for 200g dough balls during cold ferments.
Wanted something bigger (may do some 300350 gram doughs) - can't decide between dough trays with lid or individual metal stackables
I usually make 3-5 doughs at a time.

thoughts? recommended sizes?
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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 09:07:38 PM »
The doughmate artisan trays are a good and convenient choice, but some on here have found much cheaper plastic bins. You can probably look around. If you’re not planning to scale up your pizza operations anytime soon, no need to buy actual dough trays
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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2021, 07:21:30 AM »
on youtube there is a guy who has some trays that seem perfectly sized for home use, but they seem to be UK only.


I have been using clear hotel pans, in 1/2 or 1/4 size, depending on how much I am making.  use the silicon tray top, which seems to keep it airtight in the fridge.  nice thing is that you can use them for other things as well. they also fit well in a standard fridge, and are cheap through webrestaurantstore.

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2021, 08:19:46 AM »
I use these, they're  perfect for 200-300g, 350 might get a little tight.  Also, if you co this route, poke a small hole in the lids with a hot needle, the gas creating during proofing needs a way to escape (otherwise the lids will pop off.)

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 02:55:21 PM »
I use these.
The thing on top is a fermentation trap, probably not necessary, but looks cool.  :-D

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 07:40:45 PM »
Bruce,
Do you have a link for that container with the fermentation trap?
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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2021, 08:45:45 PM »
Bread bags or produce bags from your local grocery/supermarket, FTW.

Seriously.

Cheap, reusable (yes, you can wash them), take up practically no storage space, can accommodate bulk dough up to 2 kilos.

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2021, 01:48:01 AM »
I used round take-out containers for making small batches at home, lightly oiled. They worked perfectly. Now that I am making a lot of pizzas for a pop-up, I decided to ditch the containers because washing dozens of them after making pizza all day really sucked. I switched to doughmate tubs which are nice but my higher hydration dough just kinda spreads and expands until they are are squared up against each other. Now my dough balls want to be a square and I have to manually tug at them more to encourage them to be a circle which kinda kills the cornice.
The bags seem like they might be a good solution. I must ask of those using bags, do you leave room in the bag for the dough to expand? My dough balls can expand 50-100% in the fridge sometimes depending on how long I leave them in there.

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 11:20:01 AM »
Bruce,
Do you have a link for that container with the fermentation trap?

These aren't identical to what I ordered but should work fine.
I like the fact that this container is clear.

Just need to drill a hole in top of container for the grommet. Start small and work your way up so you don't make it too big.  EDIT: Online says drill 1/2" hole.
A little adhesive might be needed to prevent grommet from pulling out.
Add a little water to the trap and you are all set.

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« Last Edit: April 14, 2021, 11:23:54 AM by 02ebz06 »
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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2021, 12:26:28 PM »
Is a light oiling problematic for high temp baking neapolitan pizzas?

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 04:05:23 PM »
I must ask of those using bags, do you leave room in the bag for the dough to expand?

No. You want the bag snug but not tight. The ponytail will allow the bag to expand as needed. The doughball won't be heavy enough to prevent it.

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Re: Dough trays or individual stacking dough pans?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 03:45:14 PM »
I tried the metal dough pans a few more times and no matter how much oil I use, they stick like crazy. Next I gotta try the bags.

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