I've been watching stupid youtube videos on homebrewing, to get some pointer's. I've also researched a lot on this site, and I think im ready. Two question's- A lot of people start with 2 to 2.5 gallons of water for steeping, my kit (northern brewer-nut brown ale) calls for only 1.5 gallons, is this ok? My instructions say "general" extract beer kit instructions, so that worries me. Last question- Watched a guy who appeared to know what he was doing say to only put in half of the LME, then put in the rest with 15 minutes left in boil, is this advisable? I only have one hop addition @ 60 minutes if this matters. Wish me luck!