Originally Posted by stubbq
Well I thought I had enough the directions said to start with 1.25 gallons of water which I did so next time I will add some more to it cause I think I was way off
Exactly. But if you still come up short, just top off.
There's an advantage to too much boil off; it makes cooling the wort easier.
And I have to repeat Brewmex41's observation... 7 oz.??