I just brewed the Drydock Pale Ale extract kit, probably the 4th or 5th time. The OG on the kit is 1.049 and I usually hit between 1.040 and 1.049.
Today my OG was 1.030 which will put my ABV at about 2.62 if my FG is 1.010 and this is just too low. I was trying to hit between 1.040-1.045 on this batch. I did a little above 2.5 gallons on the boil and topped off the carboy to the full 5 gallons (think I should have done the boil closer to 3 gallons and topped off to about 4.5 gallons and this would have put me in the range I was hoping for).
Any suggestions on how to kick the gravity up a bit and not ruin the beer (which may already may be ruined)? Thanks!