Originally Posted by Zeal
3lbs Extra Light DME
3.3 Lbs Dark LME
6.1 oz Chocolate
12 oz Crystal 60
12oz Roasted Barley
Hydrometer. As Far as calibrated it reads 0 on just plain water.
The equipment option was 5 Gallon Extract Boil.
I topped it off with tap water to the 5 gallon amount after boil and the took the reading.
Currently going through one hell of a fermentation.
It's impossible to get over 1.065 with that much sugar. Your hydrometer reading is wrong. The sugars have a set amount, and you simply can't get more sugar out of them. In a 5 gallon batch, the OG of this beer is about 1.064, give or take a few points.
When you topped up to 5 gallons, you almost have to "whip" the wort to mix it well before taking the hydrometer reading, as the heavier wort will sink to the bottom. Honey, especially, won't mix all that well.