Reply To: @oldles and Others. Bread making.
I had one for years until it broke.
The manufacturers recipes are generally just a guide. Too many variables for it be exact.
Unless you can use the exact same flour and yeast, even salt, all the time it’s trial and error.
You will get a feel for what works eventually, just stick with it.
I used to really like the super dense brown bread, like a brick. One slice was about the same as 3 normal white sliced ones.