Milawa Bakerey Retarder

I have watched your Retarder Room video and found it very interesting. I am located in Malaysia where we have a high humidity and temperature around 30 - 34 C.

I would like to build a cool room for our breads. I have been using a 3 door fridge but this is rather expensive. What temperature would you suggest the 'cool room' needs to be?

Regards

Martin Prior


 

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Martin

Yes, the thing that is holding me back from getting a commercial fridge (even a one-door unit) is the upkeep. Hubby says it's like paying for air-conditioning every day. He says I might as well buy another home fridge, cheaper with respect to cost and maintenance.

TP


TP,

TNB also recently increased their prices and for sure they will not go down in the future.........

Martin Prior


 

Hey Martin, what Video are you referring to? There's a great baker where I live who uses a walk in cooler. He has two thermostats and two timers. One of each is hooked up tp the cold control and the other thermostat and timer is hooked up to a blow type heater. He then does his adjustments so that the dough retards for X number of hours and then reaches the final room temp by 4 am, ready to scale, shape, proof and bake. It looks really simple but I have yet to do it. Hope this helps,

Tony


Thanks for the reply Tony. You have given me some ideas.

There is a video on the Sourdough Australia Website about the Milawa Bakery. The Retarder is described in the video.

Some time ago I built a sort of barn. This served as our workspace for the Bakery. I then built a brick oven within the space. We get a lot of rain so outside was not an option.

This year I sectioned off a piece for a studio appartment for my wife and I.

I can throw up a couple of walls to form a retarder room, which might also house cheese (if I restart cheesemaking).

Here are a few pictures.

The film people were here to film a 2 second shot for an airline ad. Bread rising in the brick oven. It took a team of thirty people.

Regards,

Martin Prior

[url]http://www.bakerette-cafe.com/pictures.html[/url]