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Old 06-18-2010, 01:39 AM
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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.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:50 AM
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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...
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... 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
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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!!
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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!
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:24 PM
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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.
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Thanks Rossco,

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

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:00 PM
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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.
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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?

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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.
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