|Extract Brew Instructions|
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1. Add the required amount of sanitizer to your carboy or plastic bucket with 5 gallons of water. Many sanitizers such as B-Brite, Star San, and 5-Star are available. you can also use common, unscented household bleach at 1oz. per gallon of water. Also, fill your bottling bucket or another bucket with a sanitizing solution for sanitizing additional equipment later in the process. If using liquid yeast, take it out of the refrigerator and allow it to warm to room temperature.
2. Add 2-3 gallons of water to a 5-gallon pot and turn on the heat. If using a 7.5 gallon, or larger, kettle fill with 6 gallons of water. Place kettle on stove and turn stove on.(Steeping: Optional)
3. If you have any cracked flavoring grains (usually crystal, chocolate, roasted barley, or black patent malts, etc.) put them into a large nylon mesh bag and place into the heating water and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Let the water reach, but not exceed, a temperature of 170 degrees. If you reach 170 degrees in less than 30 minutes, turn the heat off and let the grains steep until a total of 30 minutes has passed.