Brewed an AP over the weekend, partial mash, 6 lbs of Pilsen DME, 1 lb of specialty grains. OG target was 1.050-1.055. What I came up with was 1.080. Partial boil with 3 gallons. Topped off with 2 gallons water, shook, and two different pulls with my beer thief, so wouldn’t think there would be issues with stratification.
There was a fair amount of hop particles floating in my cylinder, so I let it sit over night thinking that they would drop out, and I would get a better (closer to expected) reading. Didn’t change. At a loss how I gained that much gravity.
No complaining if there will be more alcohol, but was aiming for a more session drink. Brewed kinda heavy this winter.