This makes me want to brew an extract batch again. It has been a long time maybe 12 years or so. Thanks for the positive feedback on the William’s products. I’ll have to give them a try.
time savings is the biggest factor for me.
i have the active "brewday" time down to as little as 90 minutes if i really rush.
1. cold steep crystal or other grains 24 hours before in a mesh bag (depends on the style)
2. time = 0 - begin heating the water to boil (~a generous 30 mins
3. begin the boil. (DME is already sanitized IMHO, so the boil is only necessary for hopping) - 30 minutes.
4. chill the wort (20 minutes
if you have a better wort chiller than i do)
super easy if you just want to make beer fast between a busy schedule. no mash tun to clean out. cleanup of course will probably take another 20 minutes, but this is fast.