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Sanitation is paramount. That said, these are normal instructions for most early brewers. Mostly its because when people get started its assumed they don't make an investment in 8 gallon pots (probably because most stovetops will never boil a full 5 gallons). Most municipal water supplies have very low microbial contamination. When coupled with an ...


While they say to add cold water, this is water that han been boiled and chilled. The dilution method does two things, allows a larger batch size than your boil pot capacity and helps cool the wort for pitching.

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