Originally Posted by Gnome
So if doing the Extract with grain I would replace the Pilsner malt with the 8.0 lbs dried malt extract (Pilsner ?) and 1.75 lbs of Pilsner malt, but still use the 1.66 lbs of amber malt?
Also should I add more water than the 1.1 gallons for the boil? At the time of mash out with 170'F (4 gal.?) For 105 min. Then should I wait till closer to the end of the boil to add the dried malt extract to save from carmelization?
I'd add as much water as you can comfortably boil; since they don't adjust the hop schedule for the extract/grain version, it's almost like they expect you to do a full boil (which is odd) -- otherwise the hop utilization would be off.
For the same reason, I wouldn't do a late extract addition with all
of the extract
If you are doing a partial boil, your best bet might be to figure out how much extract you need to add in the beginning to match the AG recipe's boil gravity (depends on your boil volume), then do a late extract addition with the rest. This would keep your hop utilization close to the AG recipe.