I've been using this thread as my main brewing guide and guru for some time, but this is my first real thread, so bear with me here...
I've been brewing for 9 months or so, and have quickly become completely obsessed. I've been brewing 5 gal stovetop batches, but at the rate my friends and I go through bottles... well, the time to upgrade is at hand! I went out and bought two 15.5 gal kegs off craigslist yesterday, and am now trying to plan out how I want my setup to work.
My main question is what final volume of beer does one shoot for on this type of setup? I figured I'd modify one for a hlt and the other for a brew kettle, as I have a 12 gal cooler for a mash tun, but will that be a large enough vessel if I'm doing 10-12 gallon batches? I've read about ways to brew a higher og wort and add water right before pitching to increase volume? I'm sure this is an easy one, I'm just having trouble visualizing it cause I'm so damn excited