Hello I chose this as my first all grain it was so much fun everything went smoothly I did 2 batch sparges ended up with 7.75gal preboil. 5.5 gal went into fermenter at an og of1.050 can't believe how those numbers worked out perfect. I ran a efficiency calculator and looks like 78%. That was based on OG fermenter volume.
I chose not to make the syrup although I hope to someday could not find affordable beet sugar our local brew store has premade Belgian candy amber syrup