WOOT! My first brewing attempt has been a success!
I jumped right in with all grain brewing and made a nut brown ale. I made all sorts of mistakes, but the wisdom on here told me to just let it sit and it will be fine.
Some of my mistakes: did my entire boil lid on, let my wort chill at room temp (took 4.5 hours), fermented the first day at about 78 before moving to a water bath to drop temp.
Per recommendation of the board, I left it in my primary for 3 weeks, cold crashed and bottled.
I opened my first bottle at 1 week and it definatley tasted "home brewish". Opened another bottle at 2 weeks, improved taste, but cloudy and still slightly off.
I just opened another and the taste is great and clarity is good. It's now a beer I'm proud to serve!
Thanks for all the tips!