Found this on the web, sound reasonable? Boil the hops, not the Malt Extract! When making extract beer and boiling hops, you can improve your beer by making some minor changes to the traditional brewing methods that have been commonplace in USA homebrewing for the past 24 years. 1) Steep the crushed grains in 2-3 gallons of 150„a water for 30 minutes. 2) Remove the grain from the water (Wort) 3) Heat wort to boiling. 4) Add Irish moss and bittering (or boiling) hops, 1 cup of your malt extract (syrup or powder) and boil for 45 minutes to 60 minutes. (with your hops obviously) Wait until the end of the boil to add the remainder of the malt sugar. 5. There is one very important thing to remember with this method. Your hop extraction will increase by about 25%, so reduce your boiling hops accordingly.. .......................... ** Question, What about 2.5 gallon batch? Will i get same results using 1 gallon for steep and boil? Thanks!