bradsul, I was thinking about doing the Guinness draught clone out of this book/mag but the extract and grain recipe calls for steeping pale malt and flaked barley? I thought these grains are supposed to be mashed? When I entered the recipe into Beersmith I ended up with a much lower estimated OG (1.030 I think). Did you follow the recipe to the letter or did you replace the flaked barley with carapils? And if you did follow the recipe, how did your OG compare?
I'm thinking about getting the ingredients for the Guinness and the Beemish clones and doing the Guinness first and if the OG works then running with it, but if the OG isn’t anywhere near target, abandoning it and going with the beamish.
Every BYO recipe I have done I enter the ingredients into Beersmith. The only other time they weren't within a few points they differed in estimated OG by 9 points! And when it came to brew day, Beersmith was correct (one point off).