I am making an IPA I am trying a brew in a bag with LME.
I have already ground my grains together in a single bag, 1 LB of Crystal 60 (and a tiny tiny bit of Crystal 80) 4 LB Pale Malt.
My plan was to steep these grains for about 45-60 minutes in about 3 gallons of water in order to get the fermentable sugar that I need from the 4 LB of Pale, and then add half of my 5 LBS of LME and 4 oz hops, then add the sterile 2 gallons to top it off. However, am I going to get a bad flavor if I steep the Crystal 60 that long? Since Crystal 60 is my specialty grain, I am thinking that I should have used a separate bag for it.
Also, is it okay to steep/brew in 3 gallons with that much grain and then later add the 2 gallons I need to top off 5 gallons?