This may have been covered plenty of times before, but my search-fu is failing me.
I am new to brewing and wanted to step my game up from the Mr. Beer to working with Extract brewing. The only things I am not clear on is if I can boil a smaller amount of water, due to pot size restrictions?
Essentially what I am looking to do it make a 4 gallon batch, but figure out how much water I would need to boil. Would buying the ingredients for a 4 gallon batch and then boiling in 2 gallons of water work out for me? So boil 2 gallons of water for all the extract and hops adding and then add 2 gallons of water to it in the fermentor?