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Offline mrmcd

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Issue on starter page
« on: November 30, 2017, 08:59:53 PM »
There is an issue on the starter page. When changing the batch brew date there is a change in number of yeast packs needed, yeast cells with starter, and other items.  Photo attached.


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Re: Issue on starter page
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 09:59:23 PM »
This is a consequence of the yeast aging rate. You need to put in the packaging date of your yeast, then BeerSmith calculates the yeast viability based on the brew date relative to the packaging date. If you push the brew date out by two months without changing the yeast packaging date the yeast will be less viable and you will need more packs or need to build more of a starter.

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Re: Issue on starter page
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 10:18:05 PM »
This is a consequence of the yeast aging rate. You need to put in the packaging date of your yeast, then BeerSmith calculates the yeast viability based on the brew date relative to the packaging date. If you push the brew date out by two months without changing the yeast packaging date the yeast will be less viable and you will need more packs or need to build more of a starter.

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Unless its properly stored dry yeast! then its pretty much not going to degrade.

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Re: Issue on starter page
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 10:54:18 PM »
Agreed, but this is not a bug or error in BeerSmith. It is the reality of yeast viability.

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Re: Issue on starter page
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 12:30:54 AM »
Somehow I missed this. In 5 years of using Beersmith this hasn't come up.

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