I'm a NOOB. Just brewed my first extract. An american amber recipe I got from Beertools.
Anyway, according to my LHBS, I put the dry extract into the boiling wort after steeping the grains.
My question is, can you stir the extract in BEFORE the wort is boiling. The reason I ask is I came very close to having a boilover when I stirred it into the boilng water.
I think it would be easier to control the wort when it is coming to a boil, rather than tossing in the extract and trying to stir, turn down the heat and the other 12 things I did at once to keep it all in the pot.
Can you stir in the extract before the boil and after the steeping of the grains?