Hello, new to home brewing here. I have started out with 1 gallon batches as i like to try different things. I want to describe my method and ask what method it is considered, and any comments to improve.I usually buy the complete kits but would like to start creating my own recipes as i like smooth lager type beers. I use a 2 gallon kettle to bring my water to a boil and step grains in a bag as directed. I them add in any the dry malt extracts at the appropriate times while continuing to boil. when boiling completed i sit my complete kettle into a sink of ice water to cool. I then siphon my wort into a fermenting vessel ( leaving any of the sludge in bottom of kettle), where i aerate by my wort back and forth. The add my yeast for fermentation.