I'm brewing my second extract kit tomorrow (Ferocious IPA from Midwest) and have a few questions...
-My crushed grains have been crushed and sitting in a closet (ziplock) for about 4 weeks, will this affect anything?
-There is a bit of grain dust I can see in the bag, should I rinse the grains in the muslin bag prior to seeping?
-Any need to rinse/wash/sanitize the muslin bag for seeping?
-Is there an issue when I don't use 100% of the malt extracts provided? (even after heating in warm water, I can't seem to get ALL of the extract syrup out of the plastic jugs into the kettle)