Originally Posted by MasterWan
I guess i didnt realize I had to adjust the hops when doing a full boil. If you end up with 5 gallons it should be the same right?
With more water, the hops have the ability to leach more alpha acids, making beer more bitter than expected. Which is the exact opposite of the problem.
I did this exact recipe from NB (extract) and also ended up with a sweet tasting beer, but it was because I didn't allow it to condition properly and I pitched my yeast into wort that was too hot. It ended up sort of apply and sweet. Difficult to drink.