A friend of mine picked-up this kit from the LHBS for me to help him brew this next weekend. I downloaded the kit instructions here
and am questioning how they get their starting gravity numbers and IBU from the kit contents. I ran the recipe through BeerSmith to both archive it and look at the numbers, and I'm getting significantly different specs.
Kit specs (from sheet):
O.G.: 1.057 - 1.061 F.G.: 1.014 - 1.018 IBU:19-22
O.G.: 1.049 - 1.053 IBU: 16.4 (with 2.5gal boil as per instructions)
I'm not worried so much with the IBU, as that can be adjusted with late extract additions, keeping the gravity low initially (less hot break) for better utilization, or doing the full 5gal boil. What I'm wondering about is how the heck they get 1.057 - 1.061?!