[quote=“grainbelt”][quote=“65SS427”][quote=“grainbelt”]most instriuctions are junk that come with kits.
Only use maybe .75-1g of water at most for steeping and keep it in the 150 range and you will be fine[/quote]
Hmmm, I’m not sure what your rationale is for saying this. One gallon of water won’t extract nearly as much of the flavor and color as 2 1/2 or 3 gallons will, all else being equal.[/quote]
thats not how it works, you want to use roughly the same ratios as AG brewing when steeping grains for extract.
the amount of water is not extracting more flavor and color[/quote]
I’m afraid it is how it works, All else being equal, (and proper amount of steeping water aside) the more water, the more quickly the steeping process occurs, and the more material will actually be steeped out for a given period of time. If your premise was correct, for an example, adjusting hop schedules for a full five gallon boil versus a partial boil would have no effect. However, it obviously does…
Also, if, as you argue, the amount of water is not extracting more or less flavor and color, why does it matter?