Originally Posted by McGarnigle
If your heat source can boil it, go for it. If your recipe is tailored for partial boil, then knock the hops down.
just out of curiosity, what is the difference when you knock the hops down? I brewed a brown ale recently that was made to be a 2.5 gal boil, but i do full boils so i used 6.5 gal. how will the additional boil size impact the final taste in relationship to hop flavor/aroma?
I do all extract kits at this point, most of them come with instructions for a partial boil, but with the exception of my first brew, i've done all full boils.