I’ve been browsing this forum for a week or so and learned a great deal. I finally started my first batch Sunday night and have a question.
It seems to me that two huge things are sterilizing and temp control (which I need to work on). The directions for my Caribou Slobber say to sterilize the Carboy while im waiting for my wort to cool then add 2 gallons of tap water. After I spend so much time sterilizing this thing why do I pour tap water into it? Shouldn't I at least boil the water first? I also end up adding more tap water after I add the wort to bring the volume up to 5 gallons. Thanks in advance, I'm getting some books and have started watching brew TV so I promise to limit my New B questions as much as possible.