Hi there! I'm new to this whole thing, so I'll be asking some really basic questions. Hope you guys don't mind! So, I got my first extract kit in the mail today. It's this one: http://www.bulldogbrews.co.uk/produ...l/beer-kits-evil-dog-american-double-ipa.html I love double IPA's so naturally I had to get this. Basically, this is a hopped liquid malt extract with two packets of simcoe and summit pellet hops and some dried yeast. As I said I'm new, so first thing I did was read the tiny instruction leaflet. Which kind of puzzled me. It tells me to pour the extract straight into my FV, mixing it with water. The part which puzzled me; no boiling! My knowledge is very limited (I'm at page 60 of John Palmer's How to Brew), but up until now I thought boiling was essential. I'm not sure why, but it just doesn't seem right I guess. Can somebody clear this up for me? What are the pro's and cons? Should I throw out the instructions and boil anyway? Hope you guys can help. Thanks.