Originally Posted by allanyork
So by me adding an extra .010 to the original gravity I ruined the beer?
depends on your definition of ruined. If you expect a somewhat dry alcoholic malt tasting beverage with bitterness and thin mouth feel (think water) then no. If you expect a somewhat thicker(think milk), more flavorful beer like flavor then probably.
In a beer it is generally best to go no more than 20 to 25% non malt fermentables (sugar, honey, fruit juice, etc). More than that thins out the beer and leaves you with alcohol, but less beer flavor.
Does this mean it won't be drinkable? maybe maybe not. Only your tastes can tell, but it won't be as good as it could/should have been.
When you move this to a secondary (called racking) taste it. If it seems like being more bitter, or could use some hop flavor, then put in 1/2 to 1 oz of hops, otherwise don't bother.
I'd recommend if you wnat more fermentables, reach for a can of unhopped extract next time.
And if this is not very drinkable, chalk it up to experience, grab another recipe and give another go. BTW, typically beers will have between 1.040 and 1.050 OG. A higher gravity beer will be above 1.060. A Begian double forinstance has a range of 1.060 to 1.075 if I recall correctly. (Tripples go I think 1.070 to 1.085)