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Old 02-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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Here is a screen shot of the BS 2.0. The beer is the "How Rye Am I Saison" from HBT

I see nothing here about batch size? Did bs ask?

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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Yes, it is on the design tab
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Kegged (Drinking): DFH 120 Min IPA Clone, Hefe
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #13
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I would most definitely use a 2L starter.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #14
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I was going to do that to begin with, but my main concern was the one program telling me to use 1 pack and the other 2.
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Kegged (Drinking): DFH 120 Min IPA Clone, Hefe
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On Deck: How Rye am I Saison, DFH 120 min clone

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #15
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Right, well play around with the Mr Malty calculator's "growth rate" slider at the bottom until you get 1 pack showing, then use that volume of starter.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #16
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I only have a 2L flask so two packs it is.

Sucks I cant trust Beersmith 2.0. I was really starting to like that program
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Primary: Reaper's Mild
Secondary:
Kegged (aging):
Kegged (Drinking): DFH 120 Min IPA Clone, Hefe
Bottled: Cinnamon Vanilla Mead, 8-8-08 RIS, Devil May Cry, Westvleteren 12 clone, Very Berry Mead
On Deck: How Rye am I Saison, DFH 120 min clone

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #17
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I don't think 2 packs is a bad idea for 11 gallons beer.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
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I'm not sure why the number of cells doesn't line up, that's kind of odd.

The amount of starter needed is because of how Beersmith applies the stirplate growth factor. http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=5895.0

I usually use Beersmith for everything but yeast starter calculations. I actually don't use Mr. Malty, either. Check out yeastcalc.com.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #19
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There was another thread around here somewhere that had a quote from Brad, the author of Beersmith, where he thought that Jamil had some math errors in Mr. Malty, especially when using a stir-plate.
I myself have been taking the average of the two (Beersmith usually recommends 1/3 of what Mr. Malty does) for my last 4 brews, and they've come out quite nice. Coincidence? Maybe.

 
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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Beersmith is pre-set with a higher growth rate factor for a stir plate than Mr. Malty uses.

Go to Options -> Yeast Starter -> Stir Plate Factor - set to 1.55 (default is 2.66) your numbers will then match Mr. Malty almost exactly.

 
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