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Offline Pete-zza

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Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« on: September 02, 2019, 12:11:25 PM »
Over the years, a variety of tools have appeared on the forum, starting with four dough calculating tools (covered below) that were created in the roughly 2006-2007 time frame to help members with their pizza making. Since that time, a variety of other tools have been developed by members (and others) and presented on the forum. Not all of the tools are mathematical in nature, with the forum's Pizza Glossary (cited below) being a good example, and especially useful for new members.

This thread attempts to aggregate all of the tools mentioned above and include links to the threads where they were discussed in detail. It is possible that I may have missed some tools, or maybe members would like to add other tools, so members should feel free to bring these matters to my attention for my consideration. I will also try to update this thread as new items come to my attention. I am also likely to tweak the thread from time to time to improve it. For now, I have put the subject matter in two categories, Dough Calculating Tools and Other Tools but that may change in the future.

Dough Calculating Tools

1. Four dough calculating tools including Lehmann Pizza Dough Calculator, Deep-Dish Dough Calculator, Preferment Pizza Dough Calculator, and Expanded Pizza Dough Calculator (created by Boy Hits Car/Michael and me): https://www.pizzamaking.com/dough-tools.html

(Note: To see details on any one or more of the above tools, click on the click here links; also, it should be noted that the four dough calculating tools are Adobe Flash based)

2. Non-Flash Based Versions of the four tools in 1) above (prepared by members anderslyman and Boy Hits Car/Michael): https://pizza-dough-calculator.herokuapp.com/calculator; see, also, the thread at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=50773.msg510705#msg5107

3. BakeryBits Dough Calculator: https://www.bakerybits.co.uk/dough-calculator-bakerybits/

4. Cal Bal pizza dough calculator (by member solab): http://www.calbal.altervista.org/; see, also, the thread at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=53137.msg534593#msg534593

5. The Maybe Pizza? Dough Calculator: https://maybepizza.com/calc/

Yeast Related Tools (commercial and wild/sourdough)

1. Baker's Yeast Quantity Prediction Model (created by member Craig): https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26831.msg271398#msg271398 (click the charts to enlarge)

2. Sourdough Starter Quantity Predictive Model (created by member Craig): https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=22649.msg229864#msg229864 (click the charts to enlarge)

3. Yeast Conversion Table (from theartisan.net website): http://www.theartisan.net/convert_yeast_two.htm

Other Tools

1. Mass-Volume Conversion Calculator and Mixed Mass Percentage Calculator (both created by member November): https://www.pizzamaking.com/FoodSim.htm

2. Thickness Factor Worksheet (developed by member norcoscia/Norm): https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=39674.0 (click the chart to enlarge)

3. General Multi-Purpose Calculator (hat tip to Hans): https://everydaycalculation.com/percentage.php

4. The Forum's Pizza Glossary: https://www.pizzamaking.com/glossary.html

5. Common Abbreviations Used on the Forum: https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=20056.msg196875#msg196875

6. Test for Photo Orientation Before Posting: https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=33199.msg328718#msg328718

7. Posting Photos (How To): https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=27099.msg274212#msg274212 and https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=39591.msg395534#msg395534

8. How to Use the Forum's Advanced and Other Search Features: https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=3101.msg26282#msg26282

9. Link to the Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/web.php

(Note: The Wayback Machine archives materials that may no longer be available elsewhere on the Internet, usually because websites change and/or links that previously worked no longer do so; entering an inoperative link on this forum into the search box of the Wayback Machine may yield the archived version of the article or other document but only if it was archived on the Wayback Machine.)

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 02:13:25 PM »
I have a dough calculator up here, which I use from my iPhone: https://maybepizza.com/calc/

One feature I added to it that I use all the time, is support for bookmarks (or sharable URLs) to previous recipes.

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 02:33:09 PM »
I have a dough calculator up here, which I use from my iPhone: https://maybepizza.com/calc/

One feature I added to it that I use all the time, is support for bookmarks (or sharable URLs) to previous recipes.
Gus,

Thank you for bringing that dough calculator to my attention. I saw in under the Forum Info board but I wasn't sure that anyone was using it or whether it was current and up-to-date. I added it to my list based on your use of the calculator.

I should also add that several of the dough calculators can be used for bread dough also, and maybe other doughs that use the ingredients common to pizza doughs and bread doughs.

Peter

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 06:17:20 PM »
Peter,

I think you forgot Normís PD Calc:

http://www.mypizzamaster.com/calculator.php

Best one out there, imho!  ;D
Mike

ďAll styles of pizza are valid. I make the best Iím capable of; you should make the best youíre capable of. I donít want to make somebody elseís pizza.Ē ~ Chris Bianco

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 07:00:14 PM »
Peter,

I think you forgot Normís PD Calc:

http://www.mypizzamaster.com/calculator.php

Best one out there, imho!  ;D
Mike,

I was well aware of Norm's calculator but since Norm has started his own forum that arguably competes with this forum, I limited my post to tools on this forum. At the moment, other than your post today, there are only three posts on the forum with the calculator link you cited today, and none of those posts was by Norm. However, members are free to go to Norm's website and use his calculator if they so wish.

Peter

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 07:25:57 PM »
Thank you for doing this!

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 07:53:57 PM »
Thank you for doing this!
nickyr,

You are welcome. The idea came from Craig but I am open to adding other tools to the repertoire if that will help members.

Peter

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 09:20:35 PM »
Mike,

I was well aware of Norm's calculator but since Norm has started his own forum that arguably competes with this forum, I limited my post to tools on this forum. At the moment, other than your post today, there are only three posts on the forum with the calculator link you cited today, and none of those posts was by Norm. However, members are free to go to Norm's website and use his calculator if they so wish.

Peter

Peter,

I was not aware of NormĎs forum. It comes as a surprise to me since heĎd been such an active member here.

To each their own, I suppose.  :-\
Mike

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Re: Forum Calculators and Other Tools
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