I usually (in all 3 times I made beer ) add 5 gallons of water to my beer (when the recipe says it is make 5 gallons of beer). The recipes I used didn't mention how much water to add, so I took this as default. how much water should I use?
I still brewing only with malt extract, so in the second beer I made I used about 3 litters of extract (wheat beer that should have 5.5 abv according to the recipe) and in the third beer I made I used about 5 litters of extract (I meant to make belgian tripel with 8 abv) and to both recipes I added 5 gallons of water. In the third beer I started with og 1.072 although according to the recipe the og should have been 1.082, and respectively the beer had 7 abv. so I think it happened because I added too much water. so how much water should I use to brew beers?