I just brewed my 2nd AG batch - an Irish Red kit from Midwest. It had 9 lbs. of 2-row, .75 lbs. of crystal, and .50 lbs. of specialty grains. The kit showed I should have a FG between 1.042 - 1.046. I ended up with 1.052 but Beersmith only showed me with a 71% brewhouse efficiency going into the fermentor. I had 77% efficiency into the boiler - not really sure how I can have a higher efficiency into the boiler but lower on the final - but whatever.
So - does this mean Midwest expects 65% or lower efficiency, or am I looking at my efficiencies wrong?
The specs - I had a 1.042 gravity going into the boiler with 6.75 gallons of water from the grain bill above, and had a 1.052 gravity going into the fermentor with 5 gallons of water after the boil.