I am trying an IPA recipe I got off a website but none of the times or size of boil was listed. It seems for a 5 gallon batch a 2.5 gallon to 3 gallon boil to starts is about average. Is there a reason why this would not work?
Also, to steep the grains and extract the sugars, it only is calling for 6 oz of American crystal 20L, how long do I steep these for?
before I add the extracts should I add water to bring it back to 3 gal or can I go up to 4 gallons then bring to a boil before adding hops? Hop times were listed so at least I have that going for me
THen Top off to 5 gallons while cooling the wart and pitch the yeast?
This has been the proceedure for my previous brews and thought it would be similar for this one.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!