Keys to an Open Crumb
So many of you are now making beautiful loafs with a nice open crumb. You have made tremendous progress in such a short period of time! Many more, like myself, are still working to replicate your results.
I think it would be good to have a clean, centralized thread for everyone who has unlocked the secrets of the open crumb to share their "ah ha!" moments. Perhaps a list of things they changed (maybe even ranked, in order of importance), that enabled them to get to where they are now.
If you all are on board with this idea, you could each create a "reply" to this post, one for each user. As you continue to learn and create even more perfect loafs, you could just update the same post with new insights. This way, it will remain an easily-navigable resource for all.