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Dough Trays for Proofing?

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koloatree's picture
koloatree

Dough Trays for Proofing?

Anyone know where I can purchase dough trays similiar to the ones pictured?



 


They seem to look like the 17g containers listed here


http://www.deiequipment.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.2492/.f


I wonder why not go for the 22g container?

davidg618's picture
davidg618

3 lbs. of 65% hydrated dough, roughly approximated, occupies 2 quarts of volume (.5gal).


Arbitrarily, let's assume that one would only fill .4 of the volume, 8.8 gal., leaving the rest of the space for proofing growth. 


dough weight would be 8.8gal/.5gal x 3lbs = 17.6 x 3 = 52.8 lbs.


not, and impossible weight for one person to handle, but not lightweight. Using the same approximations, and assumptions:


A loaded 17gal container would weigh approximately 40.8 lbs.


David G

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koloatree

Hi,


Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have considered both dough weight and growth volume....for myself! I didn't take into account other people that may help in the future.

davidg618's picture
davidg618

I'd look there first. There's one in the city (Ocala) where I shop regularly, that stocks, I think, every model and size of Cambro containers made. Although I'm not a professional, and only buy cooking and baking stuff in one or two units, I'm in there so often they greet me, by name, as I come through the door.


Their prices are often surprisingly low, and although I pay sales tax, there's no S&H almost an added fee online, which is often objectionably high. I wouldn't be put off if they say they sell to businesses only. In other places I've lived I've convinced wholesale vendors to sell in small amounts.


David G