Ever since I "discovered" microbrews, I won't even touch domestics anymore. Luckily for me, we have one close by and they can sell it "to go." They have an ale, pilsner and a lager. All just too good. Got to thinking and looking in to home brew. You see all these different ways to making it....anywhere from high end stuff to "just add water and wait" brews. What, and about how much, would it take for me to try it out? I'm not wanting to sell or anything, just the Friday night after work and maybe a little on Saturday when I'm changing oil kind of thing. Like, once the beer is made, how long do I have to drink it? Won't it go flat if left in the refrigerator for more than a day or two? What size of a "system" would I need to look at in getting? What type? I generally like a more sweeter beer than stouts, most of the ones I've tried and liked have been ale's.