I think I'd have to appologize for being one of the people who convinced you that you need lots of equipment. I mis-read one of your other posts and didn't realize you were just getting into brewing. There are many people who make great beer with minimal equipment - in reality, equipment makes brewing beer easier, but it doesn't make the beer better. Skill makes beer better. Also, in spite of the ideal and/or complicated techniques you'll read about, many corners can be cut and you'll still make good beer that you'll enjoy drinking.