Interesting idea, Tubercle. I did about 4 extract batches, then on to partial mash for a couple batches, then 3 gallon all grain batches (all on the stove to this point) then moved out of the kitchen to 5 gallon all grain batches for a couple years, now I'm back to 3 gallon all grain batches on the stove. I like being inside where it's not too freakin' hot or cold, windy, buggy, muggy, dark, bright, snowy, rainy, etc. It's made brewing so much less stressful and more about the process and relaxing. I may have to try some extract batches again, I am going to be assisting a friend who is going to be doing his first batch in the next week or so. So I'm trying to think of how I'm going to help since I haven't brewed extract in 3 years. But I think I got it.