First brew is going

Simon Brennan bio photo By Simon Brennan

The first brew is going, all went really well. I did a trial run using only water and no ingredients, mainly to practice getting the initial temperature correct, as this is quite important.

I made sure the vessel was clean and sterilized using an unscented bleach. Even though it is a brand new kit, I decided to sterilize anyway, just to make sure there are no brewing failures.

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After some bleaching and rinsing, the vessel and all the accessories are good to go!

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Heating up the beer can ready to mix the syrup with the dry ingredients and hot water.

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Filling up the brewing vessel with tap water.

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Adding the yeast on top.

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Fingers crossed!