Originally Posted by jcaudill
I dunno - actually I think I'd rather end up a bit shy! Just because instead of having a nice civil 5.5% festbier, I have the potential to either have a 6.5-7% or if it doesn't fully ferment to target it may be a tad sweet!
At least if you end up on the low side you can just boil longer!
What it comes down to is making sure the software is dialed in with the equipment profile and brew house efficiency. Once you know all the stars are aligned designing and creating recipes become pretty spot on and the beers you brew end up the way they are supposed to:assuming your brewing process doesn't divert from the recipe.
In other words, if you want to brew a 1.050pale ale and design the recipe as such the software will give you what you need to brew that beer and if your equipment is dialed in then you'll hit all your temps and volumes every time, well, maybe......
I started milling my own grain and moved my total brew house efficiency to a consistent 80%. All my recipes are now being created with everything dialed in and each batch has been pretty spot on, very pleased