you boil about 6.5 gallons first to end up at 5.5gal...
30 qts = 7.5 gallons = just a small amount of headroom.
with that being said, i do have the same size pot and it gets used as my main kettle, works fine, but the beginning part of the boil is a little worrysome at times.
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