What a difference a brod makes
First time using a brod proofer. Huge difference to my bread. Bulk was just as it should have been, although I then messed up by too long a cold proof as I was out of the house way longer than I expected. Would highly recommend the proofer. Also made yogurt and kefir perfectly.
Looks like I wasn't bulk proofing enough to get the crumb I wanted, perhaps the humidity helped too I also bought Trevor's book and that too has helped for that 'ah ha' moment