Thought I would post an update. Been officially brewing now for 7 days. Bought a brewing 'starter' kit on eBay a few weeks ago for Â£50 and came complete with 2x FV's, pressure barrel, 80+ bottles and all the other gubbins. Had a look, spent a few hours cleaning and working out what is what and finally got my first kit into the FV last Monday (St. Peter's ruby red) All looks ok...was very frothy in the FV which now appears to have subsided. (Not sure what this means) it's been at 19 - 21 degrees throughout and has been tucked away safely and not touched since putting the lid on. Plan to leave it til midweek (10 days) and then put it into the pressure barrel to finish. Still undecided whether to bottle or leave it in the barrel but have heard its a good beer so only time will tell. Bought a wilco apple cider kit today (wife likes a bit of cider and need to keep her sweet) And planning to get that on this week so that it's through the FV and into bottle ready for Easter weekend bbq!! If anyone's got any thoughts or tips then please send them my way.