I am brewing an extract dark mild. The instructions say to steep the specialty grain at 150 - 170 for 30 min. Then bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, remove from the heat, add the LME then boil again.
Somehow I missed the first boil. After steeping for 30 min, I added the LME and then started the boil. Am I in trouble?
What is the first boil for?