This is my first attempt at homebrew. It's from a stout kit, purchased from the Elderberry Home Brew Centre, which you can find at 28 Station Road, Whitley Bay. The fellow there is very helpful and gave me lots of advice on starting out. I'd recommend anyone interested in beer or wine making in the Newcastle or North Tyneside area to make the journey.

In honour of a period in modern British music I am really fond of, I've decided to call it "FAC-1". Thus, when the first stage is complete and I siphon off a sampler, I can call that "FAC-2".