Getting ready to brew my first partial mash this morning. My kit calls for 1 gallon of mash water for 4lbs 16oz of grain. Problem is, my kettle is 32qt, and one gallon of water is really shallow, I don't know if I can get the grain all under water? Is it easy enough to spread out in the grain bag? Is it bad that it would all sit right on the bottom? Can I safely increase the amount of water?
Any tips appreciated. Maybe I need a smaller kettle before I brew.