Even though HBT is a great resource and a fun place to ask questions, i'd highly recommend joining a local home brew club (LHBC). You have a few to choose from in your area but the one that's probably closest to you is the central florida home brewers club.
The Tampa Bay BEERS club is also a large club and vibrant and hosts the best of Florida homebrew competition
. Theirs is the first major beer competition of the year in FL and i'd encourage you to enter your best beers for some great feedback from BJCP sanctioned judges (deadline is Feb. 1st).