I am a newbie brewer, i've done one batch so far that's turned out pretty good and am about to start on my second. The first time around, I noticed that it took quite some time for the wort to start boiling again after the malt extract was added to it. The boil is going strong but after the malt is added, it takes a while before it gets to a rolling boil again.
So I was wondering if it's possible to warm up the malt extract first before pouring it in? Microwave? In a pot with hot water? any tips?