Hey all, just want to introduce myself. Living in SoCal, I'm no stranger to good beer but I'm new to homebrewing for myself. I've helped a few friends that brew but that actually kinda turned me off a bit. I think it's just that they have years of experience and it seemed a bit complicated to me when I didn't have the first clue about the process.
Anyway, my ma got me a Mr. beer kit for christmas and I put it to use straight away with the High Country Canadian Draft. I think it's a great start because it's so user friendly for the first timer and it's already got me hooked. I just bottled that first batch yesterday and immediately brewed #2 (The WCPA + habaneros).
Without getting too long winded, I just want to say that I've found this forum to be extremely helpful with a ton of information and I look forward to having mucho diy beer in my future.