It arrived partially assembled, or so the instructions claimed. What that actually meant was the butterfly valve and seals were in place but not tightened. First thing I did was to take it all apart and generously lube evey seal with vaseline (IMHO the best and cheapest food grade lube) and put it back together again. Both the carbonation caps were loose so the middle had to be tightened on those, I filled it 1/3rd with water, lubed the top seal and carb caps put them on the cap, lubed the top of the vessel, put the cap on and tightened it all up. Added CO2 and cranked it up to 25PSI where it will, I hope, stay until the morning. No obvious water leaks, no hiss of escaping gas, if the pressure does drop overnight then I'll go round with fairy liquid tomorrow, but if it doesn't then I am all good to go. First brew? A Youngs Harvest Pilsner kit. I will use 20l Tesco still mineral water and 10g lager yeast instead of the kit yeast, my shower room is pretty much 16c all year round, maybe at the top end of the lager temp range, but I don't think with a pressure fermenter that matters too much. I am off on me hols next week, a week in the Canaries so I will start this brew just before I leave and hopefully it will be all done by the time I am back. Even if it passes my pressure tests I won't fully "trust" it and it will be left inside the shower with the door closed while I am away, just in case.