What size bin for the bulk ferment?

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  • #8040
    Brian Schuster
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    FWIW, I was at QFC yesterday and saw they have the 2.5 gallon Rubbermaid container similar to the one shown in favorite products on sale for $9.99. I use this for my bulk rise and it works quite well given its oblong shape which allows for easy stretch and folds.

    #7560
    David Auerbach
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    The proof setting on my oven is 100F which is not hot. I doubt there would be any issue with any good food-safe container. The Carlisle has a high temp limit of 164F.

    #7537
    Tina Ellis
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    I’m also needing to get a new bulk fermentation container. I currently use a large stainless steel bowl or a glass bowl. I’m wanting to try the shallow, rectangle plastic container, but I’m concerned about using them in my oven.

    I have a proof setting on it, which works well in my cold kitchen. Any health risks with using these types of plastic containers in an oven on proof? I

    #7527
    David Auerbach
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    (I got that last link in by NOT using the link button, just pasting in www…. without the prefix. Odd editor control bug.)

    #7526
    David Auerbach
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    It looks like if I include a link in the reply, the post gets eaten. The bin I use is made by Carlisle and I got it at Dick’s Restaurant Supply in Bellevue. http://www.carlislefsp.com/storage-and-handling/storplus-food-storage-boxes-and-lids/1063102

    #7524
    David Auerbach
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    I’ve replied twice to this thread but don’t see my responses. Is there some approval process?

    #6161
    Katherine Kehrli
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    David,

    I’d love to know more about the container you use, can you include a link?

    Margaret & Jill,

    I also use a 12 QT Cambro it is what I have, but I think if you are making a purchase shallower and rectangle works much better! My good friend George dePasquale says so too!

    Katherine

    #6144
    Jill Chwojko-Frank
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    thanks

    #6135
    David Auerbach
    Participant

    I switched to a 18″ x 12″ x 6″ white food bin I got at a restaurant supply store. I find it easier to do the stretch and folds with that shape.

    #6133
    Margaret Flaherty
    Participant

    I use a 12 qt Cambro.

     

    #6112
    Jill Chwojko-Frank
    Participant

    Hi !

    Does anyone have a size of plastic bin they like for their bulk ferment?  With the new 6 loaf option and my new Ank, I’ve outgrown my largest bowl.  Would I need a 8 qt, 12qt? bigger?

    TIA,  Jill C-F

     

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