Originally Posted by ZKramer
Are you considering this because of the weight being a lifting issue, a bag strength issue, or a space in your kettle issue?
All of the above.
1) I have a seven gallon kettle, so I can really only accomplish a five gallon boil tops. I supposed it would be POSSIBLE to do two seven lb bags at once but would be pushing it volume wise.
2) I like to brew inside, especially during the Chicago winters (and I'm an apartment dweller, though I do have access to a back yard).
3) I also don't have the fundage to upgrade with propane burners, brewing scupture, giant kettles, mash tun, and so forth at the moment (someday though, probably after moving into a legitimate house of our own).
4) More than seven pounds of grain, wet- is just too heavy, and I am adverse to splashing myself with boiling wort (and I am accident prone to begin with)