Originally Posted by Irisndfan2
what do you mean by this? Can I actually measure after brewing?
A lab can measure, you can't. You can however taste, which is far superior to a numerical designation. Don't get caught up on what beersmith calculates and what the styles say. After a while you learn your system and your tastes.
Brew a beer. Not bitter enough? Looks like you'll have to brew it again and add more buttering hops. What a shame