-Im a new brewer.
-5 gallon batches
Question : Can I start out boiling the 5 gallons of water versus the 2.5 that the kits says to start boiling.
Reasoning: If i only bring 2.5 gallons of water to a boil, the water level is not high enough for the thermometer on the boilermaker to reach and give an accurate temp. My thought process is that I add the water later anyway so why not start with enough water to reach the thermometer so that I actually get some use out of it.
Is this a good idea? Any concerns