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using warm water to increase dough temperature

mutantspace's picture
mutantspace

using warm water to increase dough temperature

im currently mixing alot of dough in cold environment (16C/61F) which results in my bulk ferment going to slowly (im in a rented kitchen so have time concerns) and my shaped doughs being cool to touch. The result is a denser crumb than i have had previously...i have been using warmer water in the mix but think i may need to go warmer does anyone have a calculation i could use to work out water temperature to bring dough up to early 20sC/70sF? 

Im afraid of going to warm and killing off yeast and making dough too extensible....

anyone any advice....

basically im looking for ways to counteract temperature drop and make good sourdough loaves over an 8 hour period

thanks

 

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HansB

Yeast does not die until about 138F, so 70F is no problem.

 

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/professional/dough-temperatures.html

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mutantspace

thats great thanks alot

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barryvabeach

A formula for calculating water temp  is here https://www.kingarthurflour.com/professional/dough-temperatures.html

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HansB

See above...

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hreik

Check out the first few lines in the 2nd paragraph of this link: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/5381/sourdough-rise-time-table where he links you to a table of rising times based on a number of variables.  Just incredible.

He did the most incredible work on this.