Ok... So I went ahead and brewed tonight. I increased the oats to a pound just in case
. But I think I may have messed this batch up big time. The recipe calls for a 1.077 OG I hit 1.061!! WTF!!?? I back tracked through the brew but I can not figure out where I went wrong.
The one thing I could think would be the malt extract. The original recipe called for 6 lbs of dark liquid and 1 lb of dark dry. I went ahead and just bumped the liquid up to about 7 lbs 3 oz. Could this of thrown off the gravity that much??
Also when I tasted it after measuring the OG, it was bitter as hell! Will this mellow out over the fermentation period.