I'm not a total noob at this gig, but I had a noob moment today.
Decided to make Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde. Converted to a partial mash recipe from tastybrew.com calculator as follows:
Batch size 5.5 gal
Boil Volume 3.5 gal
3# Extra Pale DME
.75# CaraFoam (didn't have CaraPils)
.5# Crystal 10
Mashed grains @ 150 (per muncher's instructions) at a thickness of 1.7 qt/lb to keep my mash voluume around 2 gallons. Everything went peachy; however, my OG reading after filling my primary bucket was 1.068 @ room temp. Regardless of adjustments, I missed my mark by about 30 grav. points..
I adjusted by racking off about a gallon into a smaller carboy (aka milk jug) and diluted to 1.041.
I know I rectified the problem, but does anyone see where I went wrong with this ordeal?