One of the great things about Barons beer kits is the no-boil convenience, simply sanitize your equipment, mix your malt with water, pitch your yeast and you’re good to go! However, if you decide to add bittering or flavouring hops to your beer they’ll need to be simmered to isomerize the alpha acids. It helps to simmer them in some of the reconstituted wort, to meld the flavours properly. Make up your beer as usual, remove 3 to 4 litres of wort to a pot of at least 8 litres volume, and carefully bring to a simmer on your stove. If you simmer a portion of your wort, you’ll need to cool it down before adding it to the main volume.