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Pane Siciliano - can I shape it on baking day?

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Pane Siciliano - can I shape it on baking day?

Hello,

This is my first post to this forum, and I've hunted around for this/similar topics but am not finding what I'm looking for.

I'm wanting to scale up Reinhart's Pane Siciliano recipe from the Bread Baker's Apprentice (original publication) by a factor of 4 - and I don't have room to proof that many shaped loaves in my fridge.  So I'm wondering about doing a bulk ferment overnight in my fridge, then doing the shaping and final proof the day of baking. I don't really understand enough to know what the tradeoff would be.  Love any wisdom others might have.  

Cheers!