So I assumed this would be the right place to post since I will have to essentially have to redesign the recipe. Anyways, I purchased several kits from a LHBS here in Italy now that I have discovered a homwbrew shop somewhat nearby.
The kit I plan on brewing first is a Mangrove Jacks APA. When I got home I realized just how different the instructions were compared to the states. According to this kit I am supposed to:
Boil the water
Add malt to fermenter.
Add 1.4 lbs dextrose to fermenter.
Pitch hop pellets and pitch yeast.
Now I don't feel comfortable with this way a short I've been doing it the normal way, boil malt and water together, timed hop additions and so on.
The packaging of the kit is extremely different too. There is nothing telling you what type of LME is being used (whether it's light, amber ect.) and the hops were centennial and Columbus. Only problem is that they are both packaged into one 60 gram bag mixed together...the yeast USB US West Coast dry yeast.
So, with planning on brewing it how I always have with times hop additions and adding malt to the book itself I plugged everything into brewers friend with of course some guessing on the LME type.
I plan to add LME and dextrose to boil.
Put half the hops (mix of Columbus, centennial) as 60 min addition.
Add second half of hops at 15 minutes.
Curious if anyone has thoughts on proceeding this route or any advice. I have all the kit packaging and instructions in case I need to snap a few pics for more clarification.