bear - ingn.1 the manner in which one comports oneself; 2 the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit; 3 a machine part in which another part turns [a journal ~]; 4pl. comprehension of one's position, environment, or situation; 5 the act of moving while supporting the weight of something [the ~ of the cross].
The crumb is very open and spongy, a little more than I like in a sandwich bread (almost French-bready in texture, I think). So there's something in the recipe that needs to be tweaked. But the technique worked okay. No explosions, no disasters, and the flour got to soak for 8 hours.