I'm getting ready for my first batch soon,
using a 30qt polarware on my gas range, and have an immersion chiller
I've seen plenty of recommendations to do "full" boils, the american wheat kit from northernbrewers recipe directs to use 2.5 gal.
Would there be a benefit to boiling more water- say 4 gallons? Cool it down, then add water up to the 5 gal amount?
If that's better, should I add the water in the kettle or the fermenter?