so after failing in flames on my first brew I have educated myself and gave it another try. This time a made a brown ale using this recipe.
Beer Style: brown ale,
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 gallons
1 can Munton's Plain Amber Malt Extract 3.3 lbs
2 lbs. Munton's Plain Light Dry Malt Extract
1 lb. Crushed Grain Mix (1/2 50 L Crystal & 1/2 Chocolate)
2 oz. Willamette Whole Flower Hops 4.9%
Prime with 3/4 cup Corn Sugar
1 teaspoon Irish moss 1/2 way thru boil
WYeast #1028 London Ale or RTP English Ale Yeast
Steep grain until boiling, remove - add extracts - bring to boil, drop in hops for entire 45 min. boil ( Irish moss 25 min. into boil) 3 weeks fermentation. 3 weeks bottled. All at room temp.
but I changed it a little. I steeped the grains at 155* for 25 min. and put the moss in for the last 15 min.