Can I adjust beer OG after yeast has been added

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    Hi, Last night I pitched my yeast into an IPA I was brewing that had an OG of 1.092. I regret not checking the OG in the brewing calculator first. This morning I found to be in style for an imperial IPA I should have added more water to get an OG of 1.085.I need to add at least 1/4 to 1/3 of a gallon to the 5 gallon wort I made. Is it too late to correct the OG after fermentation has started? If I can do this should I use boiled distilled water?
     
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    yes you can, its the same as extract or partial boil in a small pot, I would boil and cool any water but Ive without with good results too

    make sure your water temp is roughly the same temp as the wort
     
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    Hi, Thank you for the reply. When the primary fermenter is finished fermenting. I think I will chill the primary fermenter to help clarify the beer. We added a lot of hops including whole leaf. Then I will add the boiled then cooled spring water when we move the wort to the secondary fermenter . Hopefully this will fix my mistake.

    Tight lines,

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    you don't want to add it after fermentation, you cant stir it without adding oxygen back into the beer
     
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    I just got a video from my son in law of the beer fermenting. The airlock is at full full speed and may need to be changed. At this point I will just leave the beer as is and enjoy a BIG IPA. This is the first time I used a beer calculator . Its a impressive bit of software, you can see the wort character change with each addition.
    Thank you for the help.
     

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