I have an Irish Blonde Ale that is in secondary fermentation and despite some misgivings on brew day, seems to be doing well. In the kit, it has me boil 2.5 gallons of water and use cold water to fill up fermenter to 5 gallons. I had a brain fart and only boiled with 2 gallons, so the brew is more of a red head than a blonde, but I do not think that will alter the flavor greatly in a negative way. Hey, it is my first brew after a 10 year layoff due to moving to Houston.
Anyway, I was wondering if I boiled more volume (say 4/5 gallons) would that be a good thing, neutral thing, or bad thing for my next extract kit from Northern Brewer?