I am a bit confused by a few statements that the directions made:
1) The double stage section - "rack into secondary and then top up with water."
-> I have never heard this one, granted I've only been brewign for a few years, but
never run across this in any of my research. I would also worry about
contamination (it doesn't say anything about using boiled water). Also, this will
negate the specific gravity readings (prior to this) as it will dilute the end product.
2) They say to put the boil kettle in cold water for a half hour and then continue with
-> I have never heard this before either. You want to go off the temp, not the time.
If the temp is too hot after a half hour, you could kill the yeast. I would make sure
that the temp is down around 85 or so before pitching.
3) They didn't mention anything about aeration. Remember to aerate, this is extremely
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