Recently brewed a dry stout extract kit. Boiled 5 gallons on propane. Steeped 2 lbs of roasted malt, crystal malt and flaked barley at 155-160 F. Extract was 6.6lbs of Coopers Light LME. As usual, I swirled about a cup of near boiling water in the extract cans to get the "leftovers". Recipe's expected OG was 1.050. Measured OG after topping off to 5 gallons and just before pitching was 1.060. Temp was around 68.
As a test of the recipe, I plugged everything into BeerSmith and (if I did it right) it estimated a OG of 1.052.
I ended up just pitching the yeast. I supposed I could have kept adding top-off until I got down to 1.050.
Any thoughts on what I could have done to get a OG of 1.060 instead of 1.050? Thanks.