Inventory deductions for Yeast Starters

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  1. plutek

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    greetings!

    currently, there's no way to auto-deduct fermentables used in a yeast starter, if you record the starter as a log entry in your main brew session, right? the yeast can be auto-deducted because it appears in your recipe, but there's no way to designate some DME used in a starter for inventory deduction.

    the only workaround i've come up with is to have a separate recipe for the starter, and brew it as a separate session, but that's an awkward solution, at best - it makes more sense to have the starter recorded as part of the main brew session, i think, but then i have to manually deduct my starter fermentables.

    is this wort implementing, or does someone have another solution?

    cheers!
    .pltk.
     
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    I guess if you brew extract this may be an issue seeing as your using up some DME from your primary batch. I usually pitch my starters And don't decant so I factor this starter volume into my brew it's like 2% of total volume of batch so any weird flavours are going to be dealt with with the yeast. Either way I'm happy with the way the recipe calculator is.
     
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    for me, the starter is a separate process, which doesn't really impact brew stats. i brew all-grain and i decant the starter, leaving just enough liquid to be able to pour it into the wort. so the DME used is pretty much all tossed, and impacts only my inventory.

    i would suggest just having an ingredient field in the brew session yeast starter log entry, with an option to deduct anything entered there from inventory.
     

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