I have a quick question. I recently purchased BeerSmith and punched my first recipe into it, which I'm brewing tomorrow. However, something seems to be off in the calculations.
I'm mashing 8.5 lbs of grain at 152 degrees for a Saison, which should get me right around 1.050 and ferment to like 5-5.5% ABV for a 5 gallon batch.
However, the mash calculator is telling me to Mash In with 10.88 quarts and mash out with 5.95 quarts. That's only 4.2 gallons of water, yet it tells me I should get 6 gallons of wort. How does that make sense? What am I doing wrong?