Hi. I always do a variety of calculations on brew day. A buddy told me that for a batch ending with 6 gal after the boil (8 pre-boil) and up to 14# of grain, he always strikes 4 gallons. He figures absorption at about .3gal/# and goes from there. Do any of you get really specific or just strike a set amount. I'm guessing I'm making it a little more complicated than it needs to be.