Seems I am not alone getting a kit for Christmas. I have been plotting with my wife on starting to brew my own beer and she had finally heard enough about it and got me a kit so I would shut up and start doing it lol. I'm reading over a lot of the posts, the instructions and all the stickies before I even start. Even if I am starting with a box kit (Still trying to decided between the Irish Stout and Diablo IPA) I want to make sure I get it right. I was curious if there was any specific book about beer/brewing ya'll experience brewers would recommend as I have an amazon gift card to blow as well. I look forward to brewing more and learning from all the accomplished brewers on this forum. Late Merry Christmas to you all.