Originally Posted by Snowhere
I thought refractometers were only good for reading your wort before fermentation. I believe the alcohol throws the reading off. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
There are conversion equations that make them reasonably accurate for FG, but unless you know your OG rather precisely, they're largely useless.
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, though. I don't have beersmith. What does "Beersmith's calculated OG mean, and why is it so far off from the recipe's stated OG? Is that what you're concerned about?
If you throw the refractometer readings out of the picture, it looks like your numbers are more or less good.