Curiious as I am new to homebrewing, I’ve only brewed three batches so far. Buying all my kits so far from NB.
All recipes are calling to make 2.5 gallons worts. However, I am brewing w/ a turkey fryer and 7.5 gallon kettle and have been making 5 gallon worts w/ little additional water added at the end (just enough to get to 5 gallons after boil).
Unsure if I should be adjusting the recipes at all. I haven’t so far and have been happy with the results, but am unsure if I should be steeping longer than in the recipe - recipe calls for 20 minutes or until 170, curious if I should be steeping longer due to additional water?
Also, for aeration I have been vigorously dumping the 5 gallons between the brew kettle and the fermenting bucket back and forth five times. Do you guys think that is enough?