Originally Posted by landarc
Hydration refers to the amount of water, relative to the amount of flour, and this must be done by weight. I prefer grams for bread. Of course, any weight measure will work, as long as you are talking weights. Soooo, if you start with 500 grams of flour, then you want 500gms of flour x .70=350 grams of water. Ounces would be similar.
Thanks dude. I will definitely check this out. So when you Say 70%, I assume you are basing that on our dry climate? We really have more lower humidity where I live in SD - about 15 miles from the ocean. It is almost desert like.