RPMs on the DLX & Greetings
I don't think I've posted before, but I figured out a way to get the exact RPM count on the DLX, and I thought some of you might be interested. I put a little sticky note on the side of the bowl, and took video at the three lowest speeds. Next I played them back in slow motion, and counted turns with the second timer.
The very lowest setting turned out to be 60 rpms, where the second line starts was 120 rpms, and where the third line starts was 180 rpms. Of course, this was under no load, but at least it gives a benchmark.
Off topic a bit, let me say that this is a great site, and it has really helped me get a leg up on my learning curve. I baked my first loaf on June 6th of last year, & I have loaf #138 & #139 retarding as I sit here. I thank all of you who have helped me witout knowing it.
My wife and I attended Peter Reinhart's lecture at the Asheville Bread Festival this last weekend, and we were impressed with what a nice person he seemed to be, in addition to having a deep insight into the tranformative nature of, as he puts it, "wheat to eat ". Emily Buehler, author of "bread science" was also teaching a seminar, and again, you couldn't imagine a nicer, gentler person.
This community of bakers from all over the world is a great one, and I feel lucky to be part of it.