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How long a wait to slice 68% rye?

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Pizza Fool

How long a wait to slice 68% rye?

Just baked a 68% rye 32% ww batard from Reinhart's whole grains book.  Does it need a full 24 hours before I can slice it?  Overnight? An hour? Thanks!

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Yerffej

I would wait at least 12 hours, 24 would be better.  Cover the loaf with linen as it cools.

Jeff

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Xenophon

...internal moisture needs to redistribute and the taste develops further.  If you add even more rye / soaked grains such as in his rye Vollkornbrot I believe he even recommends 48 hours (have the book but not in front of me).  Control the urge to take a peek earlier, it's worth the wait.

And enjoy your bread!

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Pizza Fool

Pretty tasty

 

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Yerffej

Nice display of patience.....a sure sign of a fine baker!

Jeff