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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    high hydration dough

    Your third pic looks super high! What proportions are you using? I always struggle with wetter doughs.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    any good and relatively easy links on a starter recipe?

    I posted the recipe & method for the Thoughtful Bakery's white loaf a little while ago. Both me and dj have found it very reliable/consistent.

    Basic proportions are 200g starter, 200g water, 400g strong white bread flour. It's not the strongest sourdough flavour as it'll rise happily overnight so a fairly short prove but a goos one to get used to the process etc.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks for the reply!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Looking for a mat, bivvi, bag combo for through hikes/running (fastpacking). Currently use:
    *Decathlon blow up mini-airbed which wins hands down on the comfort front and not too big if a little heavy. Probably will stick with this for now
    *Eurohike 4 season down bag - plenty warm but bulky as you'd expect
    *Army surplus style goretex bivvi bag is ok but bulky and heavy
    *Decathlon tarp. Again not the lightest but ok for £20, I can use walking poles instead of the super heavy steel poles it comes with or trees/fence posts etc.

    I'd love a hammock but bivvi/tarp wins for versatility when there are no trees. Are there forum approved "best buys" for sleeping bags/bivvis? Been looking at the PHD site ... must resist temptation!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    More elevation for sure, but could have done without another climb at that point tbh. All good training!

    Got me thinking about the Spine...

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    The new forest is largely not forest, but if you get into the wooded areas late (stop somewhere for dinner first) and are gone early (stop somewhere else for breakfast) then I doubt there would be many people about to complain.

    As always, keep a low profile, no fire, no litter etc and no harm done.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Had a nice bivvi spot just off the Snake Road in the Peaks. Not a soul about and the rain held off. Dreams penetrated by the sound of rushing water as I was just by some little rapids. Probably didn't really need the tarp or bivvi bag as it was so mild.

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    Had a nice little jaunt on Friday in the Peak district. Went from the Snake Road, up over the Kinder Scout plateau (didn't actually do the summit), down into Edale, back up onto the plateau, obligitory trig point selfie on Kinder Low, down toward the Kinder Reservoir, realised I'd taken the wrong path and doubled back up the steep slope I'd been gaily trotting down, and back down to the Snake road.
    Good fun, great being up early and on the top before anyone was about!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That recipe is quite forgiving I think, always pretty consistent results! I often do a long autolyse in the fridge so I mix up the dough before work, straight into the fridge, add salt and stretch/fold during the evening after I get home, prove overnight and into the oven before I leave for work the next day.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Anyone else been affected by the heat? Over proves galore but switching to a couple of hours proving on the worktop before going into the fridge seems to be working a treat.

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