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.
After some bleaching and rinsing, the vessel and all the accessories are good to go!
Heating up the beer can ready to mix the syrup with the dry ingredients and hot water.
Filling up the brewing vessel with tap water.
Adding the yeast on top.