A friend of mine introduced me to homebrewing back in June.
He brews all grain and hadn't done an extract brew in a couple of years prior to June.
Long story short, I am doing a full boil using a 15.5 gallon kettle and when he taught me to steep the grains, we started by using the full volume of water which is 6.5 gallons.
I've steeped into 6.5 gallons for each of my 4 previous brews and all have come out great, but it was just brought to my attention yesterday that normally steeping an extract is done in less than 3 gallons of water.
Is there any harm in steeping into the full quantity of water?
I'm brewing a Stone IPA Clone extract tomorrow and want to make sure that I do it correctly.