This is about my 10th brew and I'm accustomed to things going more or less well. However, today I realized I had forgotten to take my OG reading after I had already pitched and put the carboy away.
So, I dug it out, took a reading, and got 0.020 more than I was expecting. That's a lot!
I made a reasonably sized yeast starter that was a bit on the thick side, and I pitched a whole White Labs vial into a 3 gallon batch. I also was not super diligent about temps, but I'm reasonably sure it was 70-75.
Could reading after pitching the yeast starter and/or the temp explain why I'm so far away from my target OG? If not, I'm either going to wind up with a very heavy APA or I'll wind up with an APA that has a FG way out of style guidelines -- or both, right?
Should I do anything? I don't have much room to extend the wort with water, though that had crossed my mind...