Originally Posted by MikeB
If you can make tea, you can steep grains. The first kit I ever did was the Irish Red from Northern Brewer
, which included steeping grains, and it came out fine. The key is to keep a close enough eye on the water that it doesn't get too hot during the steep. That's it.
That's the same Irish Red I did and the beer was great. Nice easy recipe, and as already stated, steeping is easy, just maintain your temperature for that period. You're going to have to watch your boil no matter which recipe you make, might as well get used to early in the game.