Beersmith Question


Is there a tool to calculate mash extraction or the gravity (pts) you would get from a given amount of grain...or do people just use the recipe view, add grains to the list and then look at the estimated OG? I am new to the software but i am surprised there isn't a simple tool that uses the formula (below) to quickly estimate the potential gravity of some grain. Do you really have to go into the recipe view and do it that way?
It would also be nice to have some type of list of theoretical Malt yields in Points/Pound/Gallon similar to the one in Palmer's "How to Brew". I know software is suppose to bypass all of this, but I am interested in the math involved in all of this and I would like to see how the software calculates it, check my own math, etc.
(Gravity(pts) = [Mash Extraction (Max ppg) * Malt used(lbs)]/Wort Volume(gal)
