Seems when left alone to think .... I start down the dangerous "what if" path. I first started thinking how convenient it would be to have a small electric kettle to get my strike water going while I am doing other prep work. When reviewing past brew days, heating strike water and then the sparge water seems to always create small panic phases for me as the water is either too hot... or worse too cool and taking too long to heat. So having an electric kettle with some sort of control would be really nice. So then I think, well for a few bucks more (relatively speaking) I could go to a full electric boil kettle ... then of course I start thinking about increased batch sizes... for again of course, a few bucks more.
So if someday I want to do a full 10 gallon batch (as I see my kama citra keg is about ready to kick, again), it looks like I would probably need a 20 gallon kettle to avoid having boil over issues. If I had a 20 gallon electric kettle (like a blichmann), would it still be possible/ reasonable to do a 5 gallon batch (7.5 gal pre-boil) in such a large vessel ? I still envision doing 5 gallon batches as well as some 10's, and will certainly do 8 gallon batches split between two kegs until I get a larger mash tun.
Thank you for any input.