Bring 1.5 gallons of water up to 150F and turn off heat source.
Place crushed grains in a muslin bag and steep for 25 minutes.
Remove grains letting the liquid drain back into the pot for a moment (do not squeeze!) and dispose of them.
Add an additional 1.5 gallons of water to the kettle and begin heating. Dissolve the Light DME as the water approaches a boil.
Once the DME is thoroughly dissolved and the kettle is up to a boil, make the first hop addition and follow the schedule above. When making the late Gold and Pale LME additions, turn off heat source and pause the boil timer. Dissolve the LME well, and turn heat back on. Once the wort is boiling again, resume the timer and boil for a full 15 minutes
Once the boil is complete, chill the wort to 65?F – 72?F and add to sanitized fermenter.
Top off volume in fermenter to 5.5 gallons with clean, cool water.
Ferment with Wyeast American Ale II, Safale-05, or White Labs California Ale between 63?F-70?F. Rack to Secondary and dry hop with 2oz of Chinook for 14 days before bottling or kegging.
NOTE: Yeast is not included with this kit. Please choose a yeast from the suggestions below or any other yeast of your liking. Hops or yeast may change based off current inventory. Any changes will be noted.