I thought I made my first two batches without any major mistakes, but now I know I made a fairly significant mistake.... but just how big?
My batches were extract kits from Brewer's Best (American Amber and California Imperial Pale Ale) and I used a full boil (I have a 9g pot). The instructions called for a partial 3g grain steep, and wort brew. I've recently read about full boils creating a greater hop utilization among other factors.
How much would these two mistakes affect my final beer:
1) Full 5g Steeping of crystal malt grains
2) Full 5g Boil of hops when directions call for 3g boil
A little worried about the results.....
(On a side note, I want to thank all the experienced posters who come to this board and answer all of the n00b's questions like mine. You guys are the reason this board rocks! )