I've been looking through a clone brew publication and a lot of the extract recipes call for rice hulls. My understanding is that rice hulls are used in the mash tun in an all grain batch to help prevent a stuck sparge so i'm trying to figure out how an extract batch would benefit by these.
I'm fairly certain it wasn't a mistake. They don't say to use a bag or anything so it could be to facilitate the draining of the grains. Just thought it was odd to use for steeping grains. I think I'll omit it and use a bag. Thanks for the input.