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2/9/14 Bake

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Wingnut

2/9/14 Bake

Just a quick post.

26 hour Sourdough right out of the oven, still cracking and popping. 78% Hydro

Great Crumb

Cheers all,

Wingnut

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dabrownman's picture
dabrownman

one after another.  This one is especially great inside and out.  Love those big blisters and bold bake.  This one has to taste great and be a little more sour with that long process.  Well done Wing!

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Wingnut

Yes DA I finally achieved the sourness I want in my bread. I am not sure if the wife will be pleased with the proof baskets in the fridge for so long.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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Darwin

Those look fantastic Wingnut :)

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isand66

Looks great Wing.  Nice bake.

Ian

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CeciC

They look awesome!!! How could you have such a big oven spring!!! I still havent achieved something like yours!!

Great bake Wingnut 

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Bakingmadtoo

That is a loaf to be proud of. Beautiful colour.

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Song Of The Baker

Excellent sourdough levain loaf there Wingnut.  You definitely have this type of bread mastered.  Love the burnt edges on bloom.  What is your steaming method?  Seems to be really working for you.

John

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Wingnut

I use a DO only. I bake at 480F for 30min. with the lid on then 6-10 minutes with the lid off. I depends on how the loaf looks when I take the lid off.

I got rid of my old starter and made a new one with a mix of flours.

Thanks for the kind words.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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Song Of The Baker

I suspected a DO...if I owned a large enough one, I would use it myself.  I use a turkey roaster which allows larger loaves...problem is, it doesn't retain the internal heat like a DO does.

John

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Wingnut

if you can find these one at Costco buy it, it is made by Le Creuset on contract to Costco. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/261105404009?lpid=82

I bought mine for $70.00. It is big enough for a 800gr loaf or two small boule. 

They usually come in around Oct.

Cheers,

Wingnut

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Song Of The Baker

Nice...thanks man..I will try to find one!

John