Hello, this might be my first post.. Long time lurker here, newish member. My inquiries are:
I use a flour/cornmeal dusted towel lined colander for my final proofs. I've had two problems with this. Sometimes the bread is so dried out where it was laying on the towel, it has a super tough crust that makes scoring a challenge. Other times, I get towel hairs in my bread! Not appetizing. Any tips regarding these problems would be welcome.
Also! While I have my first loaf proofing in the colander, what should I do with the second loaf while I wait? Put it in the fridge? Just shape it into a batard/other shape? Just let it rise longer and hope it doesn't overproof?