So I have brewed a couple different extract kits in my early beginnings as a home brewer…and I do my best to follow the recipes to the letter…but I have noticed a couple differences in steps from different kits from different companies.
For example I notice some recipes say to heat up your water to X amount and then add your specialty grains and steep for X amount of time, all the while keeping that water within 2-3 degrees of a target. I have also noticed some recipes state that you add the grains to the water and THEN heat up your water to X amount. (I hope that all makes sense)
Is there any advantage/disadvantage to doing it either way? Will I ruin a batch if the recipe says to do it one way and I do it the other?