Thank you everybody for the warm welcome! I'm glad my blossoming hobby is so full of friendly people. I originally worried that I would have trouble learning how to brew, but now I realize that any question I have can be and has been answered already. With a community so welcoming, I'm surprised everybody doesn't brew their own beer!
After discussing the potential of brewing my own beer with my wife she nixed the idea because she didn't want the house smelling like beer. For our one year anniversary she surprised me with a MrBeer brewing kit. I just bottled my first batch (Classic American Light) and can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm reading everything I can get my hands on to learn how to brew bigger and better beers, but I'm also glad that I'm starting simple. The monster she created will last for years to come, and I look forward to drinking my own brews.