Just moved to Renton a few months ago for a job and was surprised at how many people home brew (I moved here from Memphis, TN and not that many people do it there)! I've been trolling here for about a month now, soaking up tons of great knowledge. This is such a great site, with tons of helpful people.
Anyways! I pulled the trigger on the Midwest Supplies groupon last month and got the Autumn Amber Ale kit with it. I made a trip to the LHBS yesterday to get the odds and ends not included with the intention of waiting for the weekend to brew....couldn't wait! Got my first batch fermenting now.
Thanks to all for the wonderful information!