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1) You can just add it to the warm water. It may already be 'preboiled' and OK for that purpose. Some types of 'beer' are not boiled. You may get a hazy brew, but it'll still be drinkable. 2) You can do boils of smaller quantities. 6 liters is actually nearly the same as 6 quarts (at least here in the US), and this is not really enough for the extract, ...
The bottom lime is that you're nor going to get a lot of hop aroma out of a 5 minute addition, or even at flameout. I've pretty much stopped doing those additions becasue I found, as you did, that they don't do much. Try whirlpool hopping or dry hopping for the best hop aroma.
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