By the way, garlicjosh, the recipe I'm using actually has 3 rises instead of the 2 you mentioned, so I realized a few hours ago that what you were calling your 1st rise (where you put it in the fridge overnight) was the 2nd rise in my recipe. I took that advice and stuck it in the fridge and it's still rising! Nearly doubled.
It's 10pm here now so I have a choice....
Do I stay up late and try to finish it tonight (I still have one more rise to go)? Or will it be okay to leave it in the fridge overnight even though it's more than 3/4 through the 2nd rise? Is there a danger it will rise too
On the whole it seems like my first attempt at baking with yeast in a tropical environment is on track to be MUCH more successful than attempting the same in a desert climate.