turbo_ale wrote:Damm, this will take me awhile to digest all of this info and understand it, thanks.
My OG number after boil 1.0693
Interesting, the B3 brew sheet, Kit # 551 Citra Pale Ale, (5 gal, All-Grain) specs are:
Est. OG 1.050 - 1.055
Est. SRM 5-7
Est. IBU's 45-48
Est. ABV% 5-5.5
The numbers I put in Beer Smith came up with this:
Est. OG 1.071 (1.045-1.060)
Est. FG 1.016 (1.010-1.015)
Est. SRM 7.2 (5.0-14.0)
Est. IBU's 44.3 (30.0-45.0)
Est. ABV 7.21 (4.50-6.00)
Either the brew sheet is wrong or the recipe is intended to produce a 6 gallon batch (~1.055).
As you're going to learn, all-grain is great if you like to tinker with recipes and have a lot more variables to play with than you do with extract... but understanding how to control those variables is key to consistency. If you don't care about consistency, you don't really need to care about anything that I wrote above.