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
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                      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
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                        I use a 12 qt Cambro.

                         

                        #6112
                        Jill Chwojko-Frank
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                          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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