Just finished up my third ever extract brew which is a Brickwarmer Holiday Red and have an OG of 1.080 but the directions said it should be 1.062 and not sure why.
What does that mean and is the beer ruined?
The directions said to boil 2.5 gal. but I boiled 3 gal. because i put too much in the kettle and did not want to pour it out and start again. Would that effect the out come?
I took a hydrometer reading after I put the wort in the fermentor and topped it off to 5 gal.
What would cause such a high OG?
I had a ok boil but not a fast boil. Would that cause it.
Being a newbie so not sure whats going on.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks