RightWingNut, Tophe96 and Janx,
Thanks for clearing it up for me. It seems that the recipe included sparging even though this was a malt extract recipe. As I said earlier I learned how to HB from this ol bayman and after reading through this forum and through the link provided by Tophe96 I can see that I picked up some terrible habits (HSA!! using chore boys to filter out hops!!
) from Tim (if you're reading this Tim sorry I finked on ya). I'd really like to not only homebrew but to understand why things do what they do, and what I can do affect any of them. I will stick to a few simple recipes for the first few batches but want to start applying some of the advices and tips that are presented here in this forum.
Thanks again all,