Re: home brewers?
I hope you REALLY enjoy cleaning and boiling because that's pretty much what beer making is. I did it for about 6 batches. I made some good stuff too once I figured out that I couldn't brew during the 110 degree summers of Sacramento. However, I decided that the tiny amount of money I saved was not nearly offset by the amount of effort it took to brew it. Plus, the microbrews around here make some seriously good stuff so it's not really worth making any in my opinion.
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.