Thanks for all the feedback! To brew it first I started with 2.5 gallons of water and steeped the specialty grains for 20 mins @ 160 degrees, Removed from the heat, added the malt extract, brought back to a boil. Added the hops and boiled for 60 mins. Cooled the wort as fast as I could in an ice bath. Took about 20 mins and brought to temp to about 165. Added more water to make it 5 gallons. Poured into fermenter bucket and ddded yeast when temp was about 160 (which was cooler than I wanted, but the temp dropped alot after I added the extra water but ill know for next time) and added vodka to my airlock and it sat untouched for about a week until I took those pics.
While the temp of the wort was dropping, I sanitized the equipment as best I could.
Any tips for a better process? How long does it usually take to cool the wort?
I am going to bottle this beer, but I have heard good things about kegging, so I might try that after I get a few batches under my wing.