Originally Posted by EasTexan
Any advice on a good all grain kit or recipe for someone starting out? Is one style easier than another?
I think there's probably at least three questions to help answer your question.
1) are you doing a starter for your yeast? If not, I'd stick to an ale with an OG less than 1.055.
2) do you have reasonable control on your fermenting temps (like less than 70F)? If not you might want to avoid trying a real clean American ale and hefeweizen and try maybe an English ale or a nice easy saison (wyeast 3711 I'm looking at you) or really anything belgian.
3) what kind if beer do you like?
I also agree with keeping it simple. Not that the brewing process is really that much different with something complex but the troubleshooting is much easier if something doesn't go quite right.