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Yeast starter in Beersmith 3?
« on: January 04, 2020, 08:24:43 AM »
Hi all, i updated to version 3 today and wonder what happend to the liquid yeast starter option?
Worked great in version 2 imo.

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Re: Yeast starter in Beersmith 3?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 08:55:14 AM »
There are two options for the yeast starter in BeerSmith 3.  The first is the stand alone starter which can be found under 'Tools' > 'Yeast Starter'.  The second is in the recipe on the 'Starter' tab.  This is exactly how it was in BS2 with the exception that the 'starter' tab will give you an option for a two stage starter.

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Re: Yeast starter in Beersmith 3?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 09:04:24 AM »
The difference is that in v.2 you could make a liquid starter from a dry yeast under the starter tab, that isnt possible in v.3?

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Re: Yeast starter in Beersmith 3?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 09:20:19 AM »
Ah, you had asked about the liquid yeast starter.  For some reason, Brad decided to take out the starter option within the recipe for dry yeast.  For the most part, it is often less expensive to just buy another packet of dry yeast instead of using a starter.

But, there is a way to trick the program and allow you to make a starter.  Within the recipe, edit the yeast and change the type to 'liquid'.  You will need to reset the cell count, as it defaults to 100 Billion per package.  You will then have the ability to make a starter on the starter tab.
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Re: Yeast starter in Beersmith 3?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 09:28:44 AM »
I see, thanks for the workaround tip!  :)

 

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