Originally Posted by jimmywit
With the few brews I have done I have steeped 1-2lbs of grain. Should I be using a different pot to steep in? Also I have heard 2 things steep at 155 for 30 mins and start cold turn the heat on high then take the grain bag out at 170 which one is right?
It doesn't really matter. You can steep at 155 for 3o minutes, or take the grain bag out when you get to 170, and the results will be the same or at least very similar.
The only time it matters is when you are using grains that must be mashed, and the temperature must be at 155 for 45-60 minutes. Otherwise, both intructions are correct.