Hi all, thanks for the super quick responses.
that is the lager. Sorry it is very nondescript.
@keystonehomebrew - I have been rigorously sanitising the equipment for the past week. The wort cooler as been in vinegar and everything has gone through bleach and then hombrew satizing solution. One of my main concerns is introducing cold water. Would I better getting bottled water?
@IslandLizard I am not sure what is in the bag - it's a pre-made recipe! I would GUESS that the yeast is probably a top fermenting yeast...because from my research it seems that most kit providers give noob brewers the quickest and most forgiving ingredients they can therefore I hazard the assumption that it is not 'proper' lager yeast.
I have been told more than once that lager is not the easiest to start with....my reply is - I like it the best so it is what I am starting with
@stpug the kit contains dried malt extract and a muslin bag full of other stuff. It instructs you to boil the bag for an hour, pour into carboy with sugar and malt extract and then top with cool water.
I have fridge set up and plenty of patience so I am happy to properly lager my lager.