Hi All -
Yesterday a buddy and I did our first brew. A great experience. However, we might have made a critical mistake. After steeping the grains for 30 minutes, we added our malt extract to the kettle before it reached a boil. The instructions say to bring the grain steeped water to a boil before adding the malt extract. We added the malt extract to the grain steeped water and brought the water to a boil together.
Is the batch ruined? What are some of the potential consequences?
Thanks in advance for any input.