I was going to try a PM for my next recipe, but I was wondering if it was worth it? I thought this would save a little on my grain bill, but after running my recipe through BeerSmith it looks like the amount of base grain I'm going to mash is going to be a wash price-wise once I add the little bit of extract into the mix.
Is this common? Is Partial Mash really just a way to start learning how AG works, and really doesn't save any money?
Also, when converting the recipe in BeerSmith is it just simply removing some of the extract, and replacing it with a "mashable" grain?