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First check the recipe type you have stated on the design tab. It looks like you have marked it as an "all-grain" or "partial mash" recipe, so that the program thinks you are performing some form of mashing. If this is not the case, then export the recipe as a .bsmx file and post it so we can see how your system is set up.
You can ignore the 'total water added' as it really only applies to an all-grain recipe. When you print out the brew steps or with any extract only recipe, you will aim to add a base loading of water, like about 6 liters, add in your extract and then check and adjust your volume to reach 6.56 liters for the boil. Honestly, I don't know how it comes up with that figure for total water in an extract recipe, but it is really meaningless.
I know that this post is old, but I don't think this 'bug' has been fixed. I understand the workaround of just ignoring the "total water needed" volume for extract brewing, but I'd like to put in my vote to see this fixed.
Otherwise, awesome software!
Throwing a "me too...many years later" response. A search did not turn up another discussion of this issue, but it seems to still exist in BeerSmith 3 Mobile.
I am normally an all-grain brewer, but I am working on an extract recipe. The "Total Water Needed" value shows 2.5 gals (which is my top up volume). Given the Estimated Pre-Boil Volume of 3.51 gal I can just figure that I need around that much water.
A side effect is that any water adjustments are out of whack on the Water Profile page. Since they are only calculated for 2.5 gals, adding 5 grams of Gypsum says I will hit 324 ppm of Sulfate!