I am moving to all grain but I only have a 5 gal brew pot so I'll be doing half batches. I am building a cooler style mash tun but I figured I would make a smaller MLT to take up less space and be proportional to the size I'm working with.
So my question is.... Will a 3 gallon MLT be enough space for a half batch? I am still learning water to grain amounts and sparge size. I was thinking it would be enough but thought I would ask to be sure.
Also, would a 5 gal MLT be too big for half batches? Worried about too little grain and water amounts leaving too much headspace and temp loss.
I know it would might be a good idea to just build the 5 gal MLT but working in the field I do all the parts except the cooler are free. So I figured why not.