I am getting ready to brew my first non-kit batch and was just wondering how reliable Atlantic Brew Supply's recipe builder is. The reason for my question is the estimated OG is 1.052 and the FG is expected to be around 1.017. I wasn't expecting that large of a fall, but could just be because I am a newbie. Thanks!
Nothing wrong with being new. Welcome.
You have the right idea to ask questions about what you don’t understand. You’ve come to the right place.
Since each place’s builder is a bit different, in this case I recommend you call Atlantic Brew Supplies. I am sure they’ll be able to explain their recipe builder and help you with the recipe you’re using.
As said above, the best way to learn to brew is to brew. As you brew a few times you may have more questions. Come back and ask.
Also, do some research. I recommend you find a how to brew
book so you can understand more. There are several; if you need a recommendation just ask. You’ll get plenty of reviews.
Also check out some YouTube videos. They can show you how others brew which can give you some ideas that you can adopt in your brewery. Martin Keen (?) brewed thru the entire BJCP guidelines. He’s sponsored by ABS. Check out his videos.