Originally Posted by buzzno
It's my first time using it and I'm still in the trial phase but it didn't seem like there was many options for adding your equipment. I'll look again but I think I saw a drop down that only had like 8 options. I selected what best closely matched my setup which was pretty close. Overall I was pretty impressed with BS and will probably end up purchasing it.
Not sure which version you downloaded, but generally the commands I'm about to give should work...
To change your equipment, you go to profiles and then click on equipment. From there, there are various built-in standardish HB equipment profiles that you can choose from.
Select one that's close to your equipment. Doesn't need to be exact, just double click one that has roughly the same sizing. You can edit it all in there. Just take your time and look at the options, it makes sense overall.
Unless you know how much you boil off, leave it as is for now and it'll be pretty close. For your mash tun, just change the size and look at the coefficients for the material that are listed (.4 for plastic, for example). Adjust your boil time if needed, default is 60 minutes.
Then save it as "My Equipment" and go from there. As you learn your equipment, you can make adjustments to dial in your volumes, temps, and efficiency.
Good luck. Also, use the BeerSmith site for tons of info and FAQs.