two words. cream ale.
shoot for about 1.045 or so. Mashing lowish.
whatever hops you have lying around at 60mins to get about 15-20 IBUs
Tips: for yeast you can also wash part of the yeast from the bottom of a primary, as long as it's a clean yeast, bam! take off the cost of yeast.
*flaked corn works, but corn meal is even cheaper, you just have to cook it with some water to form a thick paste and gelatinize the starches.
Hops: left over hops are great, .25oz of a really high AA% hop like summit or zues could hop the entire 5 gallons.
Primary:Russian River Redemption clone, Kelly's Melomel, Graham's English Cider 22-23
Aging:Public House Dry Stout, Procrastination Porter, Mr. Brown Ale, Westvleteren 12 Clone, Mead, Duvel Clone, Graham's English Cider 6-21, Belgian Draak Strong Ale, Fig Melomel, Acerglyn, Restorative Tonic Metheglyn