I picked up a kit today from Brewmaster Select, Hazelnut Brown Ale, and I've done partial grain brews in the past where i seep the grains for 30 to 60 min at 152 degrees F (or whatever), then add this to my main boil of DME and continue the recipe.
These instructions that came with this kit are very vague (start DME in 2 gallons of warm water, place grains in and put on medium high, after 20 min turn to high to boil and when boiling starts, remove muslin bag, and continue boiling for 35 min, etc. (I left a lot out but you get the drift)
Am i ok to follow my gut and scrap these instructions and do what I think a partical grain should be?
Basically seep the grains for 30 min at 152 (no reference to temp in these instructions) and then add the wort to the DME and boil, following standard receipe?
Here are the ingredients:
6 lb Light DME
1 cup chocolate malt
1 cup crystal malt -60 L
2 cup munich malt
1 cup victory malt
2 oz willamette hops (bittering)
whirlfloc (which I've never used)
1/2 oz fuggle (aromatic)
1/2 Hazelnut flavoring (didn't realize this was the case, but too late now)
yeast is WLP008
Thanks in advance!