I took the pH reading of the preferment today and it was 5.44. After the first final dough was mixed the pH was 5.55 The final temperature of the first batch of dough was 74.2 degrees F. I usually then add water to what is left of the preferment in one container and let it sit in the deli case until I am ready to use the preferment for the second batch. I don’t know why, but the second batch of dough had a pH of 5.65. The final dough temperature on the second batch was 75.3 degrees F. To me the preferment didn’t look as bubbly today as it usually does, but it seemed okay.
I reballed the 5 hybrid Reinhart dough balls today at market. I had all the 5 dough balls on the same shelf in the deli case, but it seems the one dough ball did form bubbles on the top. I don’t know why that happened. The hybrid Reinhart dough did come out of the plastic bags okay, and didn’t leave any mess. I decided to ball the dough balls different to see what happens. I reballed some with just olive oil, some with olive oil and flour and one with just flour. The dough is very soft, but it wasn’t sticky.
I took the pH of the dough if anyone is interested. The pH of one dough ball was 5.65.
I mixed the Lehmann dough with the EL-7 this morning that Peter set-forth the formula for. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and mixed on speed one and two. All the other ingredients were put into the mixing bowl and mixed before the olive oil was added. The final dough temperature was 79.5 degrees F. I let the dough rest for 15 minutes and then shaped it into a dough ball. The dough felt soft. The Lehmann dough ball with the EL-7 is at market.
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