Author Topic: Yeast Starter Calculations  (Read 2926 times)

Offline dongordon

  • BeerSmith Apprentice Brewer
  • **
  • Posts: 16
Yeast Starter Calculations
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:43:37 PM »
I've noticed the following with the yeast starter page.

   - Yeast starter units on the yeast starter tab is in quarts (usually this is expressed in liters) but on the recipe page it shows up in liters. I see you've been
      asked to support both metric and American which is great, but is there a way to ensure a consistent measurement system carries throughout the system?

   - The yeast starter calculations yield some very different results than Mr. Malty website, the real expert on this topic.  There are a number of very technical
      numbers in the configuration of the yeast calculations.  Which one should be used to get closer to the Mr. Malty calculations?

Offline bsdx

  • BeerSmith Apprentice Brewer
  • **
  • Posts: 11
Re: Yeast Starter Calculations
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 11:14:28 PM »
From experimentation, it seems like a stir plate factor between 1.4 and 1.5 will get you cell count numbers similar to Mr Malty. 

Offline BeerSmith

  • Brewer, Author, Patriot
  • BeerSmith Administrator
  • BeerSmith Grandmaster Brewer
  • *****
  • Posts: 5606
  • BeerSmith - take the guesswork out of brewing!
    • BeerSmith
Re: Yeast Starter Calculations
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 11:12:11 PM »
  You can adjust most everything from within the yeast starter options.

  I am working on a change to have separate units for yeast starters (set from the units tab) to allow people to use liters/quarts or whatever they want in the future.

Get a free trial of BeerSmith 3 here