Step 1: Measure water. (We had to buy a new pot for this!)
Step 2: Add grains and bring to a boil.
Step 3: Remove grains just before boiling.
Step 4: Turn off the heat and add wheat extract. This was WAY thicker than we were anticipating. It was sticky and gross!
Step 5: Add the hops and bring the pot to a boil. These looked like rabbit food.
Step 6: DO NOT LET YOUR POT BOIL OVER! We had a mishap in which we left the kitchen for a second, came back and the wort was all over the stove and spilling onto the floor. I had already started in on the clean-up when I took these pictures, so it doesn't give you a true impression of how bad it was...
The burned/cooked wort smelled like a burnt marshmallow and caked up about an inch thick on our burner. Since you have to let the pot with the hops "vigorously boil" for about an hour, we had to transfer our pot to a new burner, clean up, and transfer back, all the while trying to keep it boiling.
I had to scrape it off with a fork before I could even attempt to clean the burner.
Step 7: Remove hops.
Step 8: Transfer pot to an ice water bath to cool.
Step 9: Pour the wort into a sanitized fermenter. Add water.
Step 10: Add in the yeast and stir.
Step 11: Rock the fermenter back and forth for 5 minutes to aerate the yeast.
Step 12: Take out a sample from the fermenter and take a reading on a hydrometer. (This is used later to determine whether the beer is done fermenting.)
Step 13: Put the extracted wort into an old beer bottle, shove a paper towel in it, and use this "satellite sample" to take future hydrometer readings.
Done! Now we just have to let our fermenter and satellite sample sit for a week or so before we take our next steps.
Hope it comes out well! If not, we've got about 5 gallons of gross liquid :) The whole process should take about 3 weeks or so - I'll let you know how it turns out later!