Getting Bulk Fermentation Wrong
Recently, it was suggested to me that the problem I am having proofing and scoring my baguettes and other loaves has more to do with the bulk fermentation going wrong, specifically, that I am over-fermenting the dough. I work with dough that is about 73-80% hydration, and I was told that 'doubling' is not a good indicator of readiness, and I have observed that in my fermenting. Its hard to tell when wet dough has doubled, as it is not structurally sound like lesser hydration dough.
That being said, I have switched from bowls to tupperware that is more straight up and down so I can better see when the dough doubles. Also, with commercial yeast breads, I wait until I can see a few big bubbles on the surface of the dough.
Anyone have any tricks to tell when 75+% hydrated dough is perfectly fermented?
Thanks in advance!