on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX_6l2bmvQI at the 1:30 mark the guy punches the dow down. And its a mere light turning. What process is started? or how will the bread differ if I don't do that? I usually don't and I can't seem to notice a difference..

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If you punch down a no-knead loaf, on average, you'll get a more consistent crumb and fewer large holes in the finished loaf.

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