# Help with Dough Recipe measures

I was looking at the Dough Doctors recipies here. Everything is in % this and that. % of what?
I have a 60qt mixer. Can anyone please decipher this for a math challenged, unscientific, just want lbs and oz’s person.

Thanks

…I used to have the same confusion, so I know where you come from…

not % of this or that…all ingredients are a % of the main ingredient, which is flour

example, start with 50 pounds of flour, water is 60% which is 30 pounds of water
if salt is 2%, then 2% of 50 pounds is 1 pound of salt…

…if you find you want to make a smaller batch using 40 pounds of flour, the %'s are the same amounts change
60% water at 40 pounds flour would be 24 pounds, 2% salt is .8 pound salt, and so on…

it helps in making different size batches and communicating with each other…

if you tell me you use pound of salt, I would have to know how much flour…if you tell me you use 2% salt, I would know, regardless what size batch you are making…

…it’s more simple than the explanation looks,
hope that helps,

Otis