thanks for the input.

6.8 would be actually 1.068, which is the specific gravity (right??).

The recipe says this is (supposed to be) a premium american lager, but the OG seems way out of the range for such a beer. So...I agitated the 5 gallons and then siphoned 2 gallons as is into a small PET carboy and pitched in about ⅔ of a pack of dry yeast (Saflager 34/70). I then watered down the 5 gallon to bring the OG down to 1.05. I'm giving them both 24 hours at 62F, then will lower the temp 2 degrees a day until I get to 53F. Then a diacetyl rest, rack, and lager 4 weeks.