Overshot gravity, is this an acceptable way to adjust.

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    My mash time ran long on the Dirty Bohemian today, wound up with a final gravity of 1.063 instead of 1.055. Took another sparge on the mash with 1.5 gallons, boiled, cooled. Used 2 quarts for a starter and poured the remaining 3 quarts into frementor, brought gravity down to 1.058. Seems to have worked, but should I have added hops to the 2nd boil?
     
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    Its probably better than diluting with plain pre boiled water. Your bitterness will be down for expected from higher boil gravity and dilution. Gee that's a fair discrepancy there builin especially on a rebrew?
     
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    I was a couple points over last time too and should have made a bigger adjustment, missed my mash temp and basically wound up with a step mash. possible a touch more boil off too. Combination of things really.
     
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    You might be getting better efficiencies then too well you know for next brew to adjust your grain bill down a smidge.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking, well on the lighter side, made a starer for this because I only had 1 pack of diamond lager yeast. The fermenter is making happy bubbles right now. And just for the hecll of it, I poured the other 2 quarts of unhopped wort into the empty starter bottle(with just a dribble left in it) and that is rocking right along too!!! I'll get 16 gallons of beer from 1 pack of yeast....maybe more.
     
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    Nothing like a batch of beer made with some fresh healthy yeast raring to go
     
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    Perfectly valid in my opinion, but I also wouldn't bother as I just live with whatever I get when the boil ends.
     

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