I am new to brewing, actually I was looking into making my first batch of beer and learning everything I can. I would like to make something I have found on here but the instructions left fermentation times were not given and I was wondering if this is recipe is something that is out of the reach of a total newbie. I was filling in the blanks and have thought it may go like this: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/231528/mr-peanut-butter-ale steep the grains for 40 minutes at 155F bring the water just below a boil and add pb2 for 10 minutes cut the flame. add the fermentables cool to 90 degrees and transfer to carboy and add hops sprinkle in a yeast pack that does not require a starter for ease of first time brewing transfer to a second carboy after a week and remove hopps check the specific gravity after 2 weeks, once it is the same for 3 days in a row it is time to bottle. if there was a thread that had a bunch of tips on how to fill in the blanks for recipes that seem to leave some things to the intuition of the brewer i would love a point in the right direction. and did my overview sound correct? I am not going to brew any simple beers because I would rather go buy a case of light beer. When I buy a craft beer I want something somewhat complex and those normally cost around $3 each. but if I can brew a 5 gallon batch of chocolate cherry stout for $60 then i am paying like 1/3 the price. It would be nice to start with a 1 gallon batch though because if I sour my first batch i wouldnt loose as much money in materials.