I'm consdering brewing a simple all grain recipe for my first, most likely a Hefeweizen or Belgian Wit with approx 10#s of grain. My experience is approx. 15 brews using Partial Mash and/or Extract + steeping specialty grains.
I've read Deathbrewer's Easy Stovetop All Grain thread and would be using his method and BIAB.
The only thing is that I have a 4 gallon and a 5 gallon pot.
-With 10#s of grain, can I mash with 3 gallons of water, then sparge with less than 3 gallons of water (due to headspace) in my 4 gallon pot?
-After the boil, could I then top off with cold water to get to the 5 gallon mark?
My goal is to advance further and make a better tasting beer than my prior partial mash and extract batches.