Originally Posted by jaydog2314
so my last AG brew (my 2nd) came in at 65%, not sure about the 1st one b/c I made a mistake and can't know for sure efficiency. So my question is if I am formulating a recipe on Beersmith do I build it around 65% efficiency or start at the default 72 and prepare to have DME on hand for adjustments? I obviously don't have enough AG brews under my belt on my equipment to have it dialed in yet but wasn't how one starts untils I get that efficiency # dialed in. thanks
If you know your ingredients and procedures will be similar enough to get the same efficiency adjust BrewSmith to calculate for this efficiency. If you know there is something about either that pulled your numbers down then see if you can correct to pull your efficiency up.
One of the easiest things to do is adjust the crush of your grains. If you don't have a mill and let the LHBS crush them, you can try having them run them through the mill a second time.