Originally Posted by Blender
I figure my brews for 5.5 in the primary fermentor so I easily end with 5 gallons for bottling. You will have to adjust your recipes for the increased amount. If you just add water then you gravity will be lower which may not be a bad thing.
That was my point in my original post. Palmer says to just add extra water to the kettle. I thought, like any other recipe, you would have to adjust across the board and readjust the whole recipe.
It seems that's what you're saying also.
So adding extra water to the fermenter or adding it to the kettle amounts to the same thing. You would have to adjust "up" all your other ingredients.