Ok...1lb of amber DME was too much. OG at 5 gal came out to 1.060 instead of 1.052. So I diluted a little more with water to get to a little under 6 gal. OG came to 1.056 after I diluted with more water and I called it good enough. It'll be good hoppy stronger beer. WIN!!!
Lessons learned. It may be better to suck it up and move to all grain. I'm starting to hate dealing with extract after that cluster foxtrot. Especially liquid extract. I need to get the remaining components to do an all grain batch. I still have to get the plumbing for the mashtun and a wort chiller.
I don't know about you but I can probably knock out an all grain session in 4 or 5 hours (estimated from doing a partial mash with hacked together equipment). Extract for me takes 3 - 4 hours. 30 - 40 minutes to get the water steeping. Then add a little extract and bring to boil (another 20 minutes or so.) Now boil for 55 minutes. Then stop the heat and add the rest of the extract and bring back to a boil, 10-15 minutes. Remaining boil time of 5 minutes then cooling the wort in the sink is another 30-40 minutes. Add water, mix and pitch yeast. Clean up is then at least 20 minutes.
It's easier to dump the liquid extract from the bag into a bowl. Then when adding it to the boil just get some boiling wort in the bowl to get it all out. The remaining boil should take care of any nastys that could get in.
This was my 9th batch. I hate waiting for that first sample. I worry until I taste it that I have an infection. We'll see in 2 weeks. Thanks for listening to me ramble.