Your "(Note....)" in your signature caught my attention. Wise! Thanks, Robert! In addition, I also wanted to clarify the LME brew kit fact so people didn't think I was smarter than I am, especially when I start asking simple questions. lol Cheers!
I started brewing almost 30 years ago, and I say you're wise, because (not knowing what I was doing) I just jumped in the deep end. Therefore I spent a long time not knowing what I was doing! It's like scientific method, add or change one element at a time and you'll understand the result. And you're in a good place for any questions. I only joined the forum fairly recently, and I've learned a lot myself at my level, as well as realizing just how much I'd already learned and could share with others.