Dave, Joel, and lalla,
Welcome to the forum!
- you already had posted on the proper sub-forum intro page. I think Mad_Scientist misunderstood that when he responded to your other post. And the BIABacus file will do exactly what you want, with scaling to smaller batches if you want. Give it a shot, play with the file and make sure to review the Clear Brewing Terminology page. Let us know if there are questions. Feel free to post a new subject on the beginners page and clearly state title, questions, etc... Someone will be along to help you.
BIABacus Link: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php ... 05de7b3c71
Clear Brewing Terminology: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php ... 05de7b3c71
- good job on getting the new pot and equipment. If you had asked me before, I probably would have suggested a 15-16 gallon pot size for brewing 5.5 gallon (into fermenter, VIF) batches of beer. Larger pot would give greater flexibility if you wanted to push a batch closer to 10 gallons on occasion and also greater flexibility if you wanted to brew a large OG beer such as a big IPA or big stout. 10 gallon will certainly work for 5 gallon batches but you will be running closer to the max capabilities of the system.
As far as your kit idea, my recommendation is to get the BCS book as we call it (Brewing Classic Styles), and use the BIABacus to scale to your system. We can help if questions...it's very easy, and BCS book recipes are of high quality.
- BIAB makes all the sense in the world and is super easy. Look around on the site. There is a ton of excellent info. Let us know if there are any questions.
Again - best of luck and let us know how we can help!