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Offline firecrust

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SO, how big are your dough balls?
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:47:24 PM »
I do a 67% hydration dough, ferment it for 24hrs at room temp. Generally after about 20 hrs, I divide it into approx 230g balls for the last 4 hours.

I make 12" pies

So things get kind of thin, which is my intention.....

But I've been wondering if it is too thin, and I should make large dough balls.

What is the recommended ball size for a 12" pie? What size are your dough balls? for what size pie?

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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 03:00:22 PM »
'salty balls' ?

Mine are about 280 grams for a 12 inch pie.
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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 03:39:26 PM »
The lightest I go for a 12" skin is 250-grams (about 8.75-ounces), but my normal dough weight is 275-grams (just over 9.5-ounces).
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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 06:20:52 PM »
I like a large rim around my pizza, so our dough balls are 11.5oz for a 12 inch pizza. That still gives us a nice thin pizza, but allows us to have that nice thick cornicione.

Offline Giggliato

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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 12:28:23 PM »
I'm currently using 18 ounce doughballs for an 18 inch pizza. So easy to eat.

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Offline DorMann

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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2016, 11:02:03 AM »
I like one ounce for every inch.  Gives it a slightly thicker crust and you can make a nice edge, too.

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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2016, 08:59:07 PM »
For me, 436 grams for a 14" pie gives me a .10TF crust. From other replies, it looks like 28 grams per inch or close seems to be average.
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Re: SO, how big are your dough balls?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 09:38:44 PM »
Depends on style.  For NY dough, I go TF 0.0904

12" = 289.85g / 10.22 oz
18" = 652.16 g / 23 oz

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