Cranked out my first AG Batch yesterday. Went with the Brew in a Bag method out of a 7.5 gallon pot.
When I did extracts, they were all 5 gallon batches (2.5 gallon boil with top up).
My head was spinning with calculations yesterday, as I heard different things from different people.
The guy at my LHBS told me to do a 4 gallon mash, and then sparge up to my 6 (to account for boil off)… though when I was doing some more reading, I am seeing more people suggesting you add everything in at the start, and just work back from there.
So for absorption and then boil off, I’d probably go with about 6.5 to 7 gallons of beer (for about a 13lb grain bill).
OK All-Grain and BIAB Pros… whats the best way to roll with this?