I'm doing the Brewer's Best American Amber today.
The directions call for a 2.5 gal partial boil. Can I do a full boil? How will I need to adjust my hop schedule to account for that?
If I do decide on a full boil, should I steep the grain bag in just a couple of gallons, then add it to the water for the full boil, or should I steep the grain in the full amount of boil water? Or is that 6 of one and 1/2 dozen of the other?
It came with an 8 oz. canister of LD Carlson Easy Clean No-rinse Cleanser. Is this sanitizer? PBW? Or do I need to bleach everything first then use the No-rinse?
It came with an 11g packet of Danstar dry Nottingham yeast. Should I go ahead and get a second packet of Nottingham? Save one in case the kit packet doesn't take off, or get a second and pitch both?
Gotta go re-fill the propane, then it's time to cook!