Saw your other post. welcome. With the AHS kits I steep and boil 3 gallons, it makes it a little easier to avoid burning and inevitable caramelization of sugars from the extract. The recipes they provide are good and you can follow them to the letter or not, it's really personal preference. As long as you end up with the volume they tell you to be at you should be ok.
Primary: Edwort's Apfelwein
Bottled: AHS Southern Brown Ale
Kegged: Purple Haze Clone, Apfelwein, Texas Kolsch, Irish Red Ale