I opened a bottle today and foam shot up about 5 inches from the bottle.
Someone tell me if this is my mistake.... as I mentioned above I ended up with just 4 gallons in the carboy because I boiled for longer. I did not top off b/c my OG was 1.056 and didn't want to water it down more. But when it came time to bottle, I still diluted 5oz sugar in a cup of water.
Should I have done less than 5oz for 4 gallon batch? The beer does taste really dry and the carbonation is ridiculous.