I was bottling my last batch while brewing my current batch. Apparently I had too much on my mind because I ended up with 6 gallons in my carboy instead of the intended 5. I have a 10 gallon brew kettle and a 7.5 gallon carboy, and I didn't notice I added an extra gallon of water until it was too late (in the carboy).
The recipe I was trying to brew was the Black IPA extract kit from Northern Brewer:
-- 0.25 lbs Dehusked Carafa III
-- 0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt
-- 0.5 lbs Briess Caramel 80
-- 3.15 lbs Dark malt syrup (60 min)
-- 6 lbs Dark malt syrup late addition (15 min)
-- 1 lb Corn Sugar late addition (0 min)
HOPS & FLAVORINGS
-- 1 oz Summit (60 min)
-- 1 oz Chinook (15 min)
-- 1 oz Centennial (10 min)
-- 1 oz Cascade (5 min)
-- 1 oz Centennial (0 min)
-- 1 oz Cascade (dry hop)
-- DRY YEAST ALTERNATIVE: SAFALE US-05. Optimum
temp: 59-75° F.
I'm looking for help on how to salvage this. It has a high intended OG (1.075), so I'm trying to keep it there or higher. I'm worried about it tasting watered down. I'm thinking I can probably make a "minibrew" with some DME and some hops and then add that to the fermenter. This may be an opportunity for me to make what would have been a good beer even better. Any idea on how how I would go about this?