I am not really sure of what my boil off rate is, I have a new 10 gallon kettle (SS Brewtech) and will try an all grain Dead Ringer IPA sometime in the next few weeks. I have been playing around with the trial version of BeerSmith and it estimates that if I want to end up with a 6 gallon batch to bottle, then my starting boil volume should be approx 8.29 gal. does that sound reasonable ?
If that is reasonable then the big question is, would it be possible to pull this off in my 10 gallon kettle? I know there is a little head room above the 10 gallon mark, I just don't want to set myself up for a disaster during the boil. I guess I could stick with the 5 gallon batch size but the beer tends to go real quick around here and I was hoping to get a bit more out of the batch (scaling up the recipe on Beersmith) .