What would cause the gravity to be that far off?
The recipe is a Kolsch. LM Extract & steeping grains. I followed the directions to the letter. 2.5 gallon boil and topped off to exactly 5 gallons in primary. Ran the wort through a kitchen strainer while putting it into primary to remove the bulk of the hops & moss etc... This is my third HB so my experience is limited but, I've never missed a target OG yet. I was supposed to get 1.050 and my measurement was 1.061 (corrected for temp) @ 70 degrees.
So, my feeling is that this won't hurt anything but, the little critters sure have their work cut out for them.
What are all of your thoughts?