Got a Coopers DIY Kit for Christmas and just followed the direction on that. Smells and looks good after bottling last night (3 weeks in Fermenter).
So I picked up a True Brew Irish Stout kit from my local Home Brew Supply for my 2nd batch. After reading many posts I have a couple of questions maybe you guys can help out with so I can get the most out of this kit.
Here are their directions http://brewgadgets.com/BrewingInstru...irishstout.htm
1 - For the Grain steeping; should I put the grains in cold and heat up to temperature like I've read on the forums or heat water to boiling turn off heat and add grain.
2 - It calls for a 20-30 minute boil. Should i add just the DME and the hops and then add the LME towards the end to prevent scorching and discoloring like I've been reading here, or add it all at once per the directions.
Thanks for any suggestions with the directions and any suggested additions to this brew. And if you've done this kit let me know how it came out. I hope to get to it tomorrow night so I can open a few on St. Pattys