So as I sit on my porch waiting for the UPS guy to bring the rest of my stuff (Waiting out there keeps me away from the still angry at what I spent, SWMBO) I am planning my Brown Ale that will be my first AG..
I have read 1 quart per pound of grain for the mash, then the sparge.. The question is, about how much wort should I have when I start boiling? 6.5 gallons? 7 gallons? and at what point should I add first hops and start the 60min timer?