Shotcrete is simply a placement method for concrete. Most wet-mix shotcrete contractors use a 2 in. (50 mm) diameter delivery hose, so maximum coarse aggregate size should be limited to 3/8 in. (10 mm) nominal. Pumpability usually requires a good paste content. Here’s a link to an article, “Understanding Wet-Mix Shotcrete: Mix Design, Specifications, and Placement,” that should answer many of your questions. It is rare to have wet-mix concrete mixed on site from bulk aggregate and cementitious materials. Most site-batched wet-mix uses dry prepackaged materials that have metered water addition to provide a specific water-cementitious materials ratio (w/cm) for the provided bagged mixture. We also see volumetric mixers used on site that can precisely meter the dry concrete materials and water often with needed water-reducing air-entraining admixtures.