1st brew: some questions
I've been lurking/reading for a few months.
I am using an unhopped extract kit from
True Brew, "Bavarian Hefeweizen".
OG= 1.045 - 1.049
FG= 1.008 - 1.012
Hop Bittering = 5
The instructions do not say to "rehydrate" the yeast, but after reading on here, I plan to.
It says to boil 1.5 gal water to put the extract and hops in. I have a 32 quart SS pot.
*Is there any reason why I can't put more water in there? Reasoning is that is very little water on the bottom of my pot. Just seems like it might be more likely to scorch.
I had planned to use 3 gal.
It says to boil the 1.5 gal with 1 can of extract and hops for 30min, then remove from heat, and add the second can and the second bag of hops, stir until dissolved and boil again for 15 more minutes.
I realize this IS their recipe, but any suggestions are welcome.
My next question is regarding StarSan. Should I mix it with plain old tap water?
Also: I plan to use purchased spring water for this batch.