After weeks of reading this forum, two a day drills, scrimmages, and the like, it was time to take the field!! All I want to say is, this was fun. I got a Northwestern Dark Star Brown Ale kit (has anyone tried this?). The prep, the boil, the drinking of the pumpkin ale I bought last month, the watching of the wild card playoff games, too much fun. Let's hope the beer tastes good 6 weeks from now. Oh, and --I'm going All-Grain!!!! (just kidding). Cheers!