Hello, I have just started this adventure and been making ten litre batches. Why? Because I don't drink that much butI like making stuff and a list of other reasons I can give if pressed. I started by just putting in a 1.7 litre can of Coopers PA in 10 litres, pitching the yeast and got a brew that was not great: but I drank it regardless. Did a dark ale, threw the can in with a cup of dextrose and I got something that was ok but still not great. 6+ on the alcohol tho. anyway 6 brews later I am up to a lager made with a Golden Ale Malt extract with a S-23 salfager yeast brewing at 15 degrees. (not hard to do achieve Ballarat) Guy at the brew shop raised an eye brow when I said what he was doing but nevertheless....... Anyway my question is if anyone can help if I am going to hop and unhopped malt extract do I have to boil the lot? It would be very convenient if I just took 300 grams of the extract, boiled it in a couple of litres of water with my hops and then chucked the rest in the fermenter taking it up to the ten litres.
what say you lot?