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Offline alexmoo

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Time to ball pizza?
« on: December 21, 2021, 08:00:33 AM »
Hi all!

For those making larger batches of dough, let's say 20kg, how long would this take you to ball into 80 to 100 dough balls?

Thanks!

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 08:52:03 AM »
You will get faster as you do this more, but that should take about an hour to scale and ball with one person, maybe a little longer.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 11:07:23 AM »
You will get faster as you do this more, but that should take about an hour to scale and ball with one person, maybe a little longer.

Phew, I was rushing myself and thought 30 minutes was leaving me way behind! Whilst I'm at it, may I ask if you have any tips to weigh large amounts of flour?

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2021, 11:07:37 AM »
You will get faster as you do this more, but that should take about an hour to scale and ball with one person, maybe a little longer.

And of course, thanks for your help!

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2021, 12:03:03 PM »
Unfortunately the scale you probably want for large amounts of flour is not cheap... they used to be  over $300, but its been a few years since I have looked into it.  There may be cheaper alternatives now.   

You can always use a less expensive scale and measure many smaller amounts.  Consulting for pizzerias over the years I have seen all sorts of creative money saving scales lol... even home bathroom scales being used.   
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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2021, 12:12:05 PM »
https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabelas-220-lb-digital-platform-scale?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CCAB%7CTopPerformers%7CHunting&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6PjQjbH19AIVOuvjBx3uCgudEAQYASABEgIkVvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

This is the scale I use in my pizzeria. It works really great. You can operate it by power outlet or battery. I just had to change the batteries after a year of use.

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2021, 02:51:19 PM »
Thanks all, this is what I had in mind! Hope everyone is well.

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2021, 09:37:51 AM »
You can consider getting one of these to reduce production time.  Pays for itself and works well on doughs at 50% or greater hydration.

https://www.smrset.com/dough-rounder-sdr-400.shtml

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2021, 03:50:52 PM »
You can consider getting one of these to reduce production time.  Pays for itself and works well on doughs at 50% or greater hydration.

https://www.smrset.com/dough-rounder-sdr-400.shtml

I have that as well. On Walters recommendation. Love it

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Re: Time to ball pizza?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2021, 05:25:45 AM »
You can consider getting one of these to reduce production time.  Pays for itself and works well on doughs at 50% or greater hydration.

https://www.smrset.com/dough-rounder-sdr-400.shtml

Thanks, this was a definite contender, however, I think it may take up a bit too much space :(

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