got started a few months ago to see if I could brew my own beer without screwing it up. This is my fifth or sixth batch, my first two gallon, all the rest have been one gallon. I decided on a 2 gallon because I feel that if I'm going to brew, I might as well brew more.
have a local store that got me set up with the 1 gallon kit. I guess that I will have to visit him to see about a larger bucket for 2-3 gallon brews. Once I get real comfortable I want to try some heavy weights, an Imperial Stout would be nice.
In this area alone, we have had about 8 new breweries start up in the last 3 years. I still get beer from Aviator and Bombshell, but it is more exciting to brew my own IPA or Red Ale.
And thanks for the advice from everyone else; knowing at 6:30 in the morning there is someone out there who can answer a pressing question is great to know.