I've been wanting to get into HomeBrewing for quite some time, but took a while to scrape together the cash to buy my Deluxe Glass Brew Kit from Northern Brewer. I also got a Hydrometer Kit.
My first brew (which they included at my choice with the kit for free) is their Honey Brown Ale. It is rated as a 6 week brew process.
Brew day was on Sunday, Oct. 21st, and all went very well. I used a Turkey Fryer, which worked FANTASTIC for brewing in my mancave/shed. That shed was BEGGING to be brewed in.
Anyways, Yeast was pitched at proper temperature, everything was pre-sanitized using Star-San, and I had awesome yeast activity and Krausen, and my temp stayed nice and stable. I moved it to my Secondary Fermentor Carboy on Thursday, Nov. 1st (day 11 of fermentation, all yeast activity and bubbling appeared to have stopped)
So far it has been a very smooth process! I think that is partly because I did so much research before starting, and watched a bunch of instructional vidz from Northern Brewer. It also doesn't hurt that I had a buddy helping me, who has already done 3 smaller batches
Can't wait to bottle! It's a 5 gallon kit, so I should hopefully come out with about 50 beers!
I'll post some pics here pretty soon.