Originally Posted by brewguyver
You're looking at 2-3 hours for an extract batch, plus cleaning, bottling, and cleaning again.
If you're looking for an easier thing than beer, you may want to go with wine making instead. Initial steps on a wine kit are way easier (and the instructions are better).
I make wine along with beer. The truth of it is, it is just as labor/time intensive, only with beer it is start time and end time. With wine, there are usually several inbetweens where you have to sanatize and rack or stir or something. Granted bottling is maybe 5 minutes faster because you only have 1/2 the number to cap/cork because the bottles are larger, but total time is about the same.