Have been brewing about a year and still learning. Hope this is not a too-common question (or maybe I did not look long enough in prior threads). I brewed an ale for first time here per recipe found in Brewer's Friend. Came to top-off with water after the boil and the cool-down before pitching yeast and going into Primary Fermentation. Recipe would have called for 1.5 gallons of added water. At 1 gallon of added water I checked the SG and found I was already there at the target 1.052. So, I stopped adding water, and never got to the volume also called for in the recipe. Which trumps which: SG or volume of top-off water into the wort? Would more added water at that stage wreck the SG reading? Or did I just lose out on an extra half-gallon of final product? I suppose I will learn more as I go and see how this new recipe comes out, but is there a "RIGHT ANSWER" in general for this sort of thing to guide me in the future?