When I first read this topic, my immediate answer was “sanitize twice!” However, I’ve just brewed with someone for the first time and I think the most reassuring thing is that the brewing process is really quite simple. Sure there are lots of rules, but overall, once you see the process, it’s really easy to brew. And, once you know the process, you can try new things, make tweaks that suit your setup and more.
Here’s a snap shot of the process. Maybe calling it simple is misleading, but maybe a road map will help the first timer.
Here’s a PDF as well.