Hmm, I nah if it's a pre pitch gravity you used for your calculation then thats what it should be. Only other thing that comes to mind is if the water wasn't stirred in completely and threw your reading off.
Well, you piqued my interest in vine and hop. I'll have to check it out. I've hit up label peelers 3 or 4 times, saves money not having it shipped. They usually have what I'm looking for. I ordered from ritebrew.com last for an exact recipe of grain, that was kinda handy, guess my next purchases...
I did an extract kit a few months back. I believe it was a basic beer, american classic. Was two packages of DME and some hops. I adjusted the hops a touch, but it made a decent drinkable beer. I'm not sold on the LME but I may keep some DME on hand to bump up a lower SG and make starters with
Yep, looks like your first batch is well on its way. I agree with AZCoolerBrewer, take it as a learning experience and start planning your next one. Once it's bottled and conditioned it will taste quite different. Welcome to the club