15 08, 2022

Improvements in Thermal Profiling

The IBIE Baking Expo is a great place to see the newest improvements in bakery technology. As the Technical Director of the Wheat Marketing Center in Portland, Oregon, I am always interested in learning about the most cutting-edge advancements in the industry, especially when they build upon tried-and-true methods. For instance, thermal profiling can [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

11 05, 2020

Oven 101: The S Curve

There’s a relationship between the time spent in the oven and the moisture of your product. This relationship is best illustrated with what’s known in the industry as thermal profiling, or the S Curve. Here’s the break down: The product goes into the oven. As the oven goes through it’s mechanisms of convection, conduction and [...]

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