AJDelange has it right, and you can trust his insight. He knows a thing or two. Using that method should work on determining OG.
I would think that gravity is so high it must be a mistake. Something like adding 12# of sugar in a typical ale would get you that gravity (1.190ish). Either you made a mistake measuring the gravity, or you will have a very sweet beer that craps out at about 15-18% if you use wine yeast to ferment.
What was your recipe, so we can help you figure it out?