30 03, 2021

How Thermal Profiling Can Help Scale Up Bread Production

Scaling up is the science (mostly) and art (a bit of creativity) of moving from small product batches to large-scale, high output production. As small and artisan bakeries seek to expand business opportunities, bread production scaling is one of the major challenges these operations may face. How do you replicate the boutique personal touch [...]

11 01, 2021

Problems with Product Consistency? Check the Heat Flux

You’re trying to produce the same product on two different lines, or transfer a product to a new line. You stick to the same process and formula. But when you take it out of the oven, something is…off. It could be the hardness, chewiness, gumminess, or color but it’s not right. Like most consistency [...]

9 11, 2020

Why You Need to Control Oven Temperature

I don't need to tell you that oven temperature is important. It's how chemical reactions take place that transform your product. That's why temperature needs so much attention—so many things are happening at once! Oven Temperature has a key roll in 3 areas: Development:  Killing of yeast cells: 50–60°C (122–140°F) Maximum enzymatic activity: 60°C (140°F). Start of [...]

2 11, 2020

5 Reasons to Add Thermal Profiling to Your Bakery’s Toolkit

Brought to you by ECD BakeWATCH To accurately produce high-quality, high-yield baked goods, replace guesses and opinions with hard data. Thermal profiling dough and oven temperatures with an in-transit, portable data recorder has many benefits to the commercial wholesale or retail bakery. Here are 5: 1. Consistent dough proofing The importance of proofing must [...]

21 08, 2020

How to Optimize Cooling Lines with Thermal Profiling

The cooling process allows the bread loaf to reach optimum slicing temperature and achieve moisture equilibration between the crumb and the crust. However, sealing in visible moisture condensation on the packaging is not a desirable way to ship product. Thermal profiling data is the solution for validating optimum cooling lines performance in the bakery. [...]

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