For my first try at AG I want to try AHS's Piloncillo Brown Ale by batch sparging in a 10gallon cooler.
Although I don't know the exact recipe, it calls for 8.5lbs of base malt and 2lbs of specialty malt.
What's the best way to end up with 5 gallons of beer if I only have a 5 gallon kettle (and a 1 gallon stainless pot)?
1. Steep specialty grains instead of mashing so that the mash is thinner to help with extraction?
2. Add back DME at the end?
3. Add extra base malt to compensate for poor efficiency in thick mash?
4. Use proper mash volume (3.5 gallons) and skimp on the sparge volume?
5. Use proper water volumes and boil like crazy in a 1 gallon pot to compensate for what doesn't fit in the 5 gallon pot (It's a dark brown, so caramelizing sugars shouldn't be a huge deal)?