Whilst I'm awaiting my fist brew kit to arrive (dry kit, extract and a bag of hops) I've been looking at where homebrew might lead me and planning a 'road map' of progression.
Assuming the kit works I'd like to move onto some of the other recipies that I've seen here using extract.
My quetion is about the boil pan volumes and also about boil pans. The recipe that comes with the kit I've got says about 1 Gallon should be okay for making up 5 gallons of brew. I'll link the instructions here:
This is more than likely going to be okay for this recipe but some of the recipes on here either don't mention the boil volume or specify larger than 1 gallon, eg 3 gallons. I don't have a pan this big so will I have to invest in a BIG pan?
If I do go for a BIG pan how big should I go? What If I want to move onto all grain or partial mash? I looked at This is how big your Mash Tun needs to be
and it suggests 5 Gallon tun would be ideal
As a final question, I'm struggling to find these really big pans. Most of the time I'm looking they consider 10L to be big, but I get the feeling that that won't be big enough. Any hints on good search terms?
I'm a bit strapped for £££ at the moment, so a good cheap solution would be best.
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere.