Make shift proofing box
My house is so cold!
How cold is it?
My house is so cold I open the refrigerator to get warm.
I'm almost kidding...it's been around 55 at the warm part of the day and much colder at night the thermostats are set to 40.
So I need a proofing box. I found a great idea online and I don't remember where. This proofing box uses and empty oven with a light bulb and a dimmer switch to adjust the temperature.
I started off with a 100 w bulb. I cranked it wide open for 3 hours and got the temp up to 75. So the 100w got me 20 above ambient room temp. I just got some new sourdoughs and it recommends to start off at 90. Simple enough the 300w bulb got that extra I need.
I just wanted to share this idea works well. Adjusting the temperature is like getting the wood smoker temperature adjusted...up some ...down some...up some. I thought of using a thermostat but that has so many variables and other issues...all on...all off...all on...all off.
I bought all the parts for under $20
Hope the helps