Originally Posted by Jekster
Download a trial copy of beersmith or promash and create a recipe with those grains. You can then see what the estimate OG is at a certain efficiency and keep changing that until you hit what you actually got post boil given your volume. Much easier than doing the math by hand.
I actually have a trial copy of beersmith and have loaded a copy of the recipe (the recipe I used came in a beersmith format). I'm just not sure if I am making the right adjustments for it to do the calculations.
Are my assumptions for combining the two gravities correct (1.051)? I put This along with my pre-boil water volume and the pre-boil gravity (1.048) into beersmith and it calculated an efficiency of 62.05%. Does that sound correct? I just want to make sure the way that I am entering the correct numbers. I am also trying to understand how they are calculated.
Once I understand what my efficiency was, I can work on improving it.