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lane 05-07-2013 12:19 PM

hobart mixing speed
I have been using a KA 600 mixer to make the pizza dough recipe in the downloadable book. It works fine for it. I tried double batches and it gets hot and turns off. KA said not to mix over 3 or so minutes so since the recipe says mix on speed 3-4 for 6-7 minutes it will not work for me any more.

I bought a Hobart 20 or 30 quart (not sure which ) used. It has three speeds. I plan on making large batches and freezing some of the dough for later. Can anyone help with the speed I need to mix at and the time?

Thanks Lane

brickie in oz 05-07-2013 11:36 PM

Re: hobart mixing speed

Originally Posted by lane (Post 152016)
help with the speed I need to mix at and the time?

The slowest speed and mix until all the ingredients are combined, I dont over mix the dough.

nissanneill 05-08-2013 03:19 AM

Re: hobart mixing speed
Hi Lane,
I have a Hobart 20 quart mixer and I mix my batches on #1, the slowest speed until the dough works it's way up the spiral hook, scrape it off and re-introduce the hook and remove when it works it's way up again and doesn't mix.

for the mixer which might be a different colour to yours as I repaired and repainted it.



lane 05-09-2013 10:06 AM

Re: hobart mixing speed
Thanks for the help. I did a batch with 2000g flour. I think I could have doubled that easy, in this mixer.

I mixed on 1st speed. Im not a cook so am not good about judging when the dough is done, by when it is climbing the hook. I went ahead and just did it the same 7 minutes I used for the KA mixer.

I will try cooking tomorrow to see if it worked ok. Although it looks like rain now so may have to leave in fridge an extra day or two then try.

nissanneill 05-09-2013 06:40 PM

Re: hobart mixing speed
Yes, when the dough climbs the hook it just slaps against the bowl sides. I have never had a problem with stopping the mix once that repeats.
My last mix was 2.5kg flour and the Hobart could have handled tripple that quantity. It almost seems a shame to use it for such small mixes but is a lot easier than hand mixing.
Goof luck.


lane 10-17-2013 09:46 AM

Re: hobart mixing speed
Has anyone done a real large batch in the larger hobart. I found a couple recipies for large batches.\


North American Napoletana Pizza Dough | Wood Stone

The fresh yeast throws me. If my research is right I would only use 7 grams of instant yeast instead? If I just take the usual forno bravo recipe and multiply by ten I would use 30 grams dry yeast. Is my calculation on the others recipies wrong and I need more instant yeast? Thanks for any help. I think I better go with the bread flour before trying the 00 flour on ten pounds :)

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