I’m looking to do my first beer not from a nb kit so I picked up Brewing Classic Styles per the recommendatsosa of some other homebrewers, not realizing all the recipes are based on full 7 g boils, with 6g into primary. They do give a brief description of how to convert to extract 3 g boil, but I have a few questions if any one can provide some insight.
They discuss decreasing the amount of extract to add early. But the way they write it, it sounds like you add it during the steeping of specialty grains, that doesn’t seem right. I assume you do you steep, then add the first bit of exact when you ramp up the boil, and add the rest at the end as they recommend?
Speaking of the steep, is it the same 20 min as the nb kits have you do?
Why is it 6g to primary instead of 5 g like the NB kits? Doesn’t that run quite the risk of blowing the top off on the bigger beers?
I need to do a little more understanding of their of conversion formula, but overall, these look great once I get the conversion figured out. Would beersmith help with this?