I recently received some basic homebrew equipment, John Palmer's book How to Brew, and all the ingredients for a five gallon batch as a birthday present from my grandkids. I've never been much of a beer drinker but the brewing process appealed to the geek in me. When I tasted the first batch I thought, "So this is how beer is supposed to taste!" Well, I had the whole clan over for a beer tasting and pizza. The positive feedback I received encouraged me to try another batch which I'll be bottling this Saturday. I'm looking forward to experimenting with various recipes. My goal is to brew a beer that my wife likes.