Originally Posted by EA18Brewer
Is there any issue with making this a full boil with 5 gallons? Or should I just keep it at a 2 gal boil?
I brewed this tonight, such a great color for the wort! Glad I was watching it like a hawk when it came back to a boil after adding the extracts, because another 30 seconds of heat and I'd have had an awful mess on my hands. Boil-over is definitely to be watched with this one. EA18, even without sparging the grains, all of the extracts brings it to just under 3 gal at the start of the boil -- my 4 gal pot barely held it together.
I ended up giving the grains 25 minutes, mostly because I was waiting for the Lovely & Talented to return from the grocery store with the dark brown sugar. I set this with a blow-off tube right from the word go due to the comments above, hopefully it stays put. Looking forward to giving it a first taste in 10 days!