An additive template is a pre-configured list of additives and set rates. When an additive template is selected, the additives and their rate of additions will automatically be pre-filled.
They can be created by accessing Winery Setup > Production > Additive Template.
Click on New Additive template.
Additive target rates
Selecting Target on the additive template will cause any additions created from the template to calculate the additive amount value that will result in the metric reaching the Target value.
Only additives that have an associated metric can have the Target option selected.
Default Additive Rate vs. the Target Rate
The additive rate is calculated based on the rate and volume of wine, ie. 35 ppm of the wine’s volume. Whereas the same target rate (35 ppm) will first find the current metric value for the wine (ie. 10 ppm) and work out the amount of additive needed based off the difference in rate (ie. in this example, 35 – 10 = 25 ppm).
As such, in this example, a target rate of 35 ppm is the same as an additive rate of 35 ppm given that the wine has a current rate/metric value of 10 ppm.
Note: The addition will be switched to an additive rate if Target is selected but no current rate/metric value can be found for the selected wine.