I'm very new to this but home brewing is something I always wanted to try but never got around to it. I have my first batch fermenting made with a PicoBrew Pico appliance which is very nice but I think I might want to try making bigger batches using the brew in a bag method at times as well.
I don't want to go the turkey fryer route and hoping to be able to boil indoors on my natural gas range. My largest burner is 16k BTU, my second largest is 15k BTU. I don't want to use two burners.
What's the largest all grain boil I can do indoors on my 16k burner in a reasonable amount of time?
I'm hoping 2.5 - 3 gallons would be doable in a 5 gallon pot but curious as to what others manage to do indoors.
Found these calculators: For BIAB water volume http://www.biabcalculator.com/ I get 4.27 gallons to make a 2.5 gallon batch.
Also found this calculator for time to boil water. https://www.easycalculation.com/physics/thermodynamics/water-boiling-time-calculator.php Assuming 70% efficiency (which is just a guess to account for heat loss from sides and top of kettle) it would take 28 minutes to get from 32F to 153F and then 11 minutes to get from 153F to boil.
Does that sound about right to anyone that does smaller batches indoors?