Source: firstname.lastname@example.org, r.c.b., 1/17/96
[This looks like it will come out substantially darker and heavier than a Bud or Corona... -Ed.]
Crack the crystal in a blender or whatever you like to crack with (dont powderize it!) bring it to a boil with one gallon of cold water. At the first sign of a boil, strain the liquid into your normal boiling pot (dont squeeze, smish, or squish the grain... just let the wort run out).
Add one gallon (or two if the pot is large enough) of water, the water salts, and extracts to the pot and bring to a boil. Boil for fifteen minutes, then add the boiling hops and continue boiling for 30 minutes (keep on stirring, but try to keep the pot covered as much as possible).
Add the Irish moss, stir for one minute.
Add the finishing hops. Stir and cover for three minutes.
Place (chill first if you like) in the fermenter and top to 5.5 gallons.
Pitch when cool (as if you didnt know this part).
I normally use a two stage system. I'll rack it once after the head falls. When the bubbler pharts 2 or less times per minute, i'll bottle or keg. If you are bottling, i would suggest using somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 cup corn sugar, or 1/2 cup of honey for priming... I hope i didnt forget anything...
Note: If you serve this beer to newbies or wimps, serve it COLD! most beer lovers will enjoy it warm to cool also!