Doing my first brew ever and wanted to start with a full boil since it seems like that is something safe to tackle on my first attempt. Going to brew the White House Honey Ale and just wanted to confirm if I’m on the right track with the changes required.
Steep the grains in 2.5 gallons of water, not the full boil amount.
Add another 3 gallons of water for boil. Based on what I saw in the forums the 6lbs of LME is about 1/2 a gallon of volume and I might loose around 1 gallon boiling. Since this is my first attempt figure better a bit under 5 gallons then over. Can refine with other future attempts.
Then the only other change required would be changing “Add 1.5 oz East Kent Goldings hops 45 minutes before the end of the boil” to adding only 1.2oz since it should be cut by 20%. Will that small of a deduction even matter or could I just go the full amount?
Does that sound about right?