1.060 isn't such a high gravity that yeastiebeasties wouldn't be able to handle it. You can always water your beer down, but your only shot to concentrate it is during the boil.
I would have expected the OG to be lower. Same amount of fermentables in a greater volume of water.
Remember, 'cold' is a flavor
Cooking with beer? Been doing it for years.
Add it to the food? I'll have to try it sometime.
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