I know there's not a magic pill to homebrew success, but so far I've only had one beer I've felt turned out "right." Most of the beer I make is drinkable (not all, sadly), but I think I formulate a recipe that will taste a certain way, and I'm typically a bit disappointed. I've been brewing small batches of various styles to try to build experience with as many grains as possible. I guess I'm looking for a "buck up, kiddo" from someone who finally figured "it" out with their own setup and was able to make a house brew for themselves that they prefer over most commercial beer which is my ultimate goal. I want to one day have two or three styles on tap at my house that are enjoyed by many, not just by those who wish to humor me and drink for free.