Originally Posted by duboman
Assuming an extract recipe the OG being high is probably due to a poor mix of top off water and wort. It is nearly impossible to get a thorough mix and most readings will either be high or low as a result.
It's pretty hard to not hit OG on extract recipes unless something was really screwed up in the process.
Agreed. I did an extract with steeping grains and thought the OG was off, but it probably wasn't, end up at the called for FG in the recipe as well.
It's pretty hard to get it all mixed up in there and taking an accurate reading, as well as compensating for the temperature difference.
Most if not all of the fermentables are from the extract, so it's hard to miss it unless you added way too much water for some reason, or left some out.