Split boil 10 gallon batch... Advice?
I'm going to attempt my first 10 gallon brew day tomorrow.
Marris Otter 17 Lb
Cara-pils 1 Lb
Crystal 20L 1 Lb
Caravienne 1 Lb
1 oz Simcoe 60 min
.5 oz Cascade 30 Min
.5 oz Fuggles 5 Min
WLP008 East Coast Ale (2L starter churning away on the stir plate)
Planning on a double batch sparge with a mash at ~152.
The issue is that I don't have a kettle near large enough to boil the 13+ gallons of wort. My plan is to mash everything and collect all of the runnings and then split that between two boils, recombine it in a 15 gal LME container, pitch, and then ferment at 68F.
I already have the hops split up for the two separate boils. My question is would it be better to treat the boils as two separate beers and then combine? Or would it be better to add all of the hops to one boil and then combine?
More importantly, has anyone had any luck with this method?
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