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Offline thickcrustlightsauce

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First pizza in years turned out awesome
« on: December 12, 2022, 01:47:50 PM »
I've made a variety of homemade pizzas in the past, but nothing in the last couple years. I caught the bug again recently and adjusted some old recipes I'd been using. Glad I did, because everything came together. There's always room for improvement, but this is the best-tasting pizza I've ever made.

Dough recipe
803g high-gluten flour (x4 14Ē dough balls)
63% water
3.2% fine sea salt
2% vegetable oil
1% sugar
1% diastatic malt
0.12% IDY

Method
+ 6 hours bulk fermentation (68 degrees)
+ 48 hours cold fermentation (36 degrees)
+ Take out 2-3 hours before stretch/cook

Sauce recipe
#10 Tomato Magic
2T EVOO
2T oregano
1.5T sugar
2t salt
1t garlic powder
1t red pepper
0.25t MSG

Method
+ Combine and let rest in fridge for 48 hours
+ Take out 2 hours before cook
+ Apply 4.5oz per 14Ē pizza

Cooked these on a steel @550F on convection bake
« Last Edit: December 12, 2022, 01:54:19 PM by thickcrustlightsauce »

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2022, 03:38:33 PM »
Youíre making me hungry :drool: :D
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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2022, 04:29:17 PM »
I've made a variety of homemade pizzas in the past, but nothing in the last couple years. I caught the bug again recently and adjusted some old recipes I'd been using. Glad I did, because everything came together. There's always room for improvement, but this is the best-tasting pizza I've ever made.

Dough recipe
803g high-gluten flour (x4 14Ē dough balls)
63% water
3.2% fine sea salt
2% vegetable oil
1% sugar
1% diastatic malt
0.12% IDY

Method
+ 6 hours bulk fermentation (68 degrees)
+ 48 hours cold fermentation (36 degrees)
+ Take out 2-3 hours before stretch/cook

Sauce recipe
#10 Tomato Magic
2T EVOO
2T oregano
1.5T sugar
2t salt
1t garlic powder
1t red pepper
0.25t MSG

Method
+ Combine and let rest in fridge for 48 hours
+ Take out 2 hours before cook
+ Apply 4.5oz per 14Ē pizza

Cooked these on a steel @550F on convection bake

A few points:

1) I appreciate the detailed post.
2) I appreciate that you specified the floor and oven you used.
3) I appreciate that you posted a pic of the undercrust.
4) I appreciate that amazing looking slice in that first pic!  Would love to taste it!
5) I appreciate that the above points are about a new member's post.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2022, 12:16:58 PM »
Gave it a shot again last night

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2022, 02:18:42 PM »
Looks good! I like your detailed sauce. How much of a difference does the MSG make? Same question for the 48 hours of letting the sauce sit?

I'm curious to try both of those. Otherwise my sauce is pretty similar.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2022, 04:01:06 PM »
Thatís a tasty looking pizza! Drooled over the shots when you posted and tagged me on Reddit, but appreciate the extra pics and details on the recipe.

Curious about the MSG! How much of a difference does it make?

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2022, 05:01:58 PM »
Very good looking crust
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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 12:54:24 PM »
Looks good! I like your detailed sauce. How much of a difference does the MSG make? Same question for the 48 hours of letting the sauce sit?

I'm curious to try both of those. Otherwise my sauce is pretty similar.
The sauce was good right away, but 24+ hours in the fridge made it POP. Iím convinced it makes a difference. Iíve started using a bit less red pepper though.

I froze a bunch of it after making last batch and am thawing it now to use in a couple days. Interested to see if I notice any differences.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2023, 12:57:47 PM »
Thatís a tasty looking pizza! Drooled over the shots when you posted and tagged me on Reddit, but appreciate the extra pics and details on the recipe.

Curious about the MSG! How much of a difference does it make?
Whatís up Cheazy? I donít truly know as I havenít made it with MSG + without and done a taste test. That said, this is the best sauce Iíve ever made, and Iíd never used MSG previously. But Iím also a big MSG proponent in general, so Iím biased.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2023, 12:00:54 PM »
Well, made some dough over the weekend for Tue night pizza and my oven went out. Thought I might as well try to use the Traeger. 3 of 4 pizzas turned out edible.


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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2023, 08:16:10 AM »
Could you let us know what cheese you are using

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2023, 11:01:53 AM »
dear lord, this looks legit

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2023, 12:52:48 AM »
Could you let us know what cheese you are using
So a month ago I picked up some WMLM mozz at a local (PNW) grocery store which is known for having good cheese. Packaged by the store itself. Get home and realize it says ďGrande, WisconsinĒ on the packaging. Itís the only thing Iíll use on pizzas now.
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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2023, 09:16:59 AM »
So a month ago I picked up some WMLM mozz at a local (PNW) grocery store which is known for having good cheese. Packaged by the store itself. Get home and realize it says ďGrande, WisconsinĒ on the packaging. Itís the only thing Iíll use on pizzas now.


Which grocery store?

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2023, 10:42:23 AM »
New Seasons sometimes has Grande. Not consistent at the store I go to.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2023, 04:50:25 PM »
Oh interesting, I've been using the New Seasons unbranded LMWM mozz. Just checked my packaging and it says "Wisconsin" but not "Grande". Wonder if it is the same thing or not.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2023, 08:16:27 PM »
Oh interesting, I've been using the New Seasons unbranded LMWM mozz. Just checked my packaging and it says "Wisconsin" but not "Grande". Wonder if it is the same thing or not.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2023, 05:06:53 PM »
Mine is probably the same cheese!

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2023, 05:19:11 PM »
I talked to the cheese department manager awhile back and she said that the distributor didn't always have the Grande in stock so they frequently substituted. She seemed to indicate that nobody cared except me and proceeded to nerd out on telling me how they use lasers to slice cheese in a factory she visited.

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Re: First pizza in years turned out awesome
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2023, 11:45:25 PM »
Made some pizzas tonight for a family birthday gathering. Used a marinara my sister-in-law made me for all but the last pizza. Lowered moisture to 59% this time, and it turned out more similar to what I picture as the classic NY slice. Also balled after only 2 hours bulk; 72 hours CF.

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