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Containers for cold ferment
« on: July 10, 2023, 09:12:43 PM »
Hey, I was wondering if I can get away with a 6 cup rectangular container for cold fermentation/freezing dough. This is for a full sized loyd pan. 

I picked up a Bosch mixer and my plan is to make enough dsp dough for 5 pizzas, ferment and then freeze the dough individually like I do with my new York style pizza dough. I found some 6 cup rectangular containers that are airtight.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2023, 10:00:52 PM »
Depends on your dough weight per container. I've recently fermented 450g balls in 5 cup containers (room to spare), FWIW.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2023, 10:26:57 PM »
My dough balls are roughly 535g. I bet Id be fine with the 6 cup, thanks.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2023, 04:26:11 PM »
For DSP, I go directly into the pan.   For everything else:


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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2023, 11:13:22 AM »
Cheap twist tie food bags are the way to go, IMO. Less than $0.04 each and the best part - no washing after use!

Put a light spritz of spray oil in them and you're good to go.
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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2023, 11:33:22 AM »
I do the same as Craig with the bags. I get Hannaford supermarket brand. I put the ball in so one of the bottom corners of the bag is centered like a dunce cap on the dough. One twist of the bag and then tuck it under the ball. As it expands, it will take more bag with it. And placing it in a corner of the bag keeps the ball round. I found the corner placement didn't really matter with a small, 300g or so, doughs. These are 435g. They would sometimes expand into a corner and lose the round shape. 12 fit nicely on a half sheet.

After use, I keep the empty bags in an old Locatelli Romano cheese container in the fridge. I get several uses out of each bag.

Edit to note these are not Detroit doughs, just dough balls going into a fridge

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2023, 11:33:39 AM »
I bought these about six months ago and am very happy with them.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2023, 01:06:25 PM »
What are those Hans?  Don't think I've ever seen anything like that before.

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2023, 02:56:08 PM »
Instagram @hans_michigan.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2023, 05:34:53 PM »
Cheap twist tie food bags are the way to go, IMO. Less than $0.04 each and the best part - no washing after use!

Put a light spritz of spray oil in them and you're good to go.

Who washes proofing pans?
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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2023, 05:48:04 PM »
Who washes proofing pans?

Those who oil them?

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2023, 09:33:11 PM »
I'm with Jon and Craig. I use the cheapest bread bags I can find on Amazon.

I believe it was Tom Lehmann that turned the group on to these.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2023, 09:41:11 PM »
I'm with Jon and Craig. I use the cheapest bread bags I can find on Amazon.

I believe it was Tom Lehmann that turned the group on to these.
Paul,

Tom often talked about using bread bags or something similar. In fact, when I did a forum search, I found over twenty posts where Tom suggested using bread bags or something similar. Here is a typical post by Tom on the subject:

Reply 4 at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=60530.msg606458#msg606458

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2023, 09:53:57 PM »
I'm with Jon and Craig. I use the cheapest bread bags I can find on Amazon.

I believe it was Tom Lehmann that turned the group on to these.

Huh. I use the cheapest sandwich-size zippered bags for my 200g dough balls.

I tear them open at the seams and invert the dough onto the bench flour.

Are cheap bread bags even a thing on amazon today? all of them seemed to be 2-mil and sized for 8-inch-wide boules.
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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2023, 10:16:53 PM »
Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/stores/KEVJES/page/598C1364-E8CA-4A0A-B901-10BB9DA7EFCD?ref_=ast_bln

Gotcha, thanks for the link.  Looks like they only have 500 mL/250 g containers at the moment, but definitely something to keep an eye on if they ever expand the size range available.

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2023, 12:37:05 AM »

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Are cheap bread bags even a thing on amazon today? all of them seemed to be 2-mil and sized for 8-inch-wide boules.


I just took a look and saw some for $0.04/per count. When I bought them, I think I bought 500 or so. Needless to say, I still have quite a few left!

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2023, 12:17:09 PM »
Paul,

Tom often talked about using bread bags or something similar. In fact, when I did a forum search, I found over twenty posts where Tom suggested using bread bags or something similar. Here is a typical post by Tom on the subject:

Reply 4 at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=60530.msg606458#msg606458

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Re: Containers for cold ferment
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2023, 12:02:09 PM »
well, i think i should let everyone know where i ended up on this.  i have different containers for my ny style dough but for DSP i settled on some that i found on amazon, they come in a 5 pack and they're 5.5 cups and seem to be just barely the right size for my needs which is perfect.  the brand is snapware and i just throw them in the dishwasher after im done with them.

https://i.imgur.com/AsvEfW3.jpg

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZQVC7PL/?tag=pmak-20
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