I've been interested in homebrewing for 9 years now. I was Xmas shopping and saw a Mr. Beer kit. I didn't buy it but it got me thinking, I searched, and didn't find much at the time. I was in a book store about four months ago and bought how to brew. Then two months ago I did a Google search and found hbt. I bought a kit at my local homebrew shop, started it on last Friday. It's a Irish Red Ale that the shop supplied with the kit. Hopefully I did enough research to some what get a decent first batch. Thanks for all the great info guys.