Finished the first of the brews contained in the kit I was given as a gift (American Light). It was simple to put together and I am happy with the result so far. After 2 weeks it tasted like a good, but somewhat flat beer. Now to be patient! Living in AZ I did have to work to keep the temps within range; took some work but with a cooler and a few cold packs, it was done. Bottling was quick with the bottles that came with the kit. Will try first bottle in about 18 days, which includes fridge time I then cleaned up the LBK and made a slightly more complex beer (Oktoberfestivus). Again, not too tricky if one is patient and follows directions. I am sure over time I will make some mistakes. My biggest suggestions are for the new brewers to not rush through directions, be patient with fermentation, carbonizing and conditioning and to read the forums. A number of great suggestions were followed for the first batch and gave me confidence do the next. Thanks to all!