Originally Posted by mandobud16
Hey everyone, I recently upgraded to an all grain set up which includes a 10.5 SS kettle. I was talking to my landlord today, and he said that if I brewed 8-10 gallons of pale ale, he would knock the cost of the brew off my rent, and we would split the beer. Sounds pretty good right? I'm wondering how many gallons of wort I can get out of my 10.5 gallon kettle. Maybe 8 or so? Then could I just split the wort into 2 fermenters? Any advice is appreciated!
I have a 10G kettle and can get a 6.25G batch in my primary and do AG. This accounts for boil off, trub loss, dead space. I start with 8.79G of wort.
If you wanted to do partial boils to get to 10 you would have to split the batch into 2 primaries unless you have a really big one. You would also have to have a mash tun to handle the larger grain bill or if you do BIAB a large enough kettle to handle over 15lbs of grain.
I use a 10G cooler to mash and can handle about #20 of grain.
Most who do 10g batches start with 15G kettles