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  • Great Flour Storage Container

    For the pizza crew in WA - SupaCheap Auto has a "trade quality" 20 litre bucket-type container (ideal for flour storage) selling for $10. I popped out at lunch today and got one.

    It is perfect for storing my bulk flour to keep it fresh as the lid seals tightly to keep the nasties out.
    / Rossco

  • #2
    Re: Great Flour Storage Container

    Looks like they've got them for sale here in QLD too. Now if I could just find some decent flour to put in it...
    My Clay Oven build:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...dah-12821.html

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    • #3
      Re: Great Flour Storage Container

      ... and I finally found someone who sells some decent flour in 12.5kg bags, including Allied Mills Superb:

      P.E.Foods: Complete Baking Ingredients Supplier
      My Clay Oven build:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...dah-12821.html

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      • #4
        Re: Great Flour Storage Container

        Excellent - keen to get your opinion on "Superb" ... IMHO ... it's SUPERB

        I am gearing up to make another batch of pizza dough this week - using Superb!! How superb is that!!
        / Rossco

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        • #5
          Re: Great Flour Storage Container

          My wife picked up 2 bags of Superb for me this morning and a bag of Superb for a friend of mine - I'll probably start the biga tonight - superb indeed!
          My Clay Oven build:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...dah-12821.html

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          • #6
            Re: Great Flour Storage Container

            Excellent ...

            I checked last night and .1g yeast is about 1/4 teaspoon
            So the biga mix I am using is:

            Water: 60%
            Flour: 100%
            Yeast: .1%

            I think that this comprises 40% of the main mix but I will check tonight to make sure. Just upscale according to you final dough requirement.

            I autolyse 20 mins and then, knead for about 5 mins, then place straight into a Tupperware and into the fridge. I am cutting down on the time proofing on the bench.
            / Rossco

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            • #7
              Re: Great Flour Storage Container

              Thanks Rossco,

              I'll have a go at the same recipe - last time my biga was only 20% of the main mix.

              Cheers,
              Mick
              My Clay Oven build:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...dah-12821.html

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              • #8
                Re: Great Flour Storage Container

                Ok sounds good ...

                In making 810 grams of finished dough, I used the following amount of biga:

                100 g - flour
                60 g - water
                0.1 g - IDY

                Perhaps that will give an idea of ratio biga:dough

                You should see a big difference in the handling with the high grade flour.
                / Rossco

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                • #9
                  Re: Great Flour Storage Container

                  Rossco,

                  I went to Supercheap and picked up 2 of those 20L pails and loaded them up with my 12.5 kg bags of Superb.

                  The Superb flour does seem very good. I hand-kneaded the biga for 5 minutes and it formed a lovely consistency.

                  Still can't get my head around your IDY weights. How can 1/4 teaspoon possibly be 0.1 gram? I'm quite sure that a teaspoon of IDY is a little over 3 grams, making 1/4 teaspoon closer to 1 gram than 0.1 gram? Something's not adding up for me here?

                  Cheers,

                  Mick
                  My Clay Oven build:
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...dah-12821.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Great Flour Storage Container

                    Hi Mick,

                    Good to get your feedback on the Superb flour...

                    To arrive at the approximate 1/4 teaspoon of yeast, I measured .1 g on the electronic scale and them transferred it to a teaspoon to get an idea. It may have been that I used a small teaspoon which could have distorted the visual measurement.

                    I will send you a pic of the scale with the yeast on it to give you an idea of amount.
                    / Rossco

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