Thank you for that suggestion jescholler. I punched that in the calculator and it gave me the same results. I hadn't tackled the issue of boil-off time yet but that gave me a little bit of a starting point. There was another gentlemen on here that I asked about using Munich in this way, I don't remember his screen name off the top of my head. He said I could get away with it. I suppose what he meant was it's doable in a steep just not ideal.I can only guess he also meant using more of a partial mash technique as well. I got the grains so I might as well use them. Growing pains aye guys?
I'm slowly chipping away at planning this out. I have been reading about partial mashes and may go with something similar to that.Any more suggestions are very welcome.
This is my older sister's equipment that she no longer wants and it did have a 5 gallon carboy with it. I could do a bigger batch I simply choose not to for now. If the few bottles I make are reasonably well received I might make a bigger batch for there sake. For me, it's just about being able to say "Yeah, I've done that before." I've learned a little about archery, I taught myself how to use a straight razor, and successfully planned and then built a 5'x4'x1.5' bird cage working 30 hours straight through. Like all of my "adventures" I started out out small.
Thanks for looking.