I have made many 1 gallon batches, but always stouts and barleywines. Off the Topper is my first try at an IPA. In the instructions there is a step that I have not seen before and need some clarification before I proceed. Any help appreciated!
"After 10 minutes begin chilling the wort. As soon as chilling begins..." at this point I am to add more hops.
The following step calls for me to put the kettle in the sink with water and ice to begin cooling.
So.. how did I 'chill' the wort if I am not supposed to 'cool' it in the sink until after I have 'chilled' it before the last hops were added? All the recipes I have made before had me go from stove to cooling in the sink without a 'chilling' step prior to cooling in the sink. What am I not understanding about the chilling step?
Thanks very much... I just want to understand before I ruin a good batch of beer.