I was just inspired by this thread to start a thread about home brewing your own beer. As much as I love beer, it is expensive and it can drive the wife insane every time she has to buy it for you and sees the prices of the good stuff. My wife can't understand how I can't settle for the $5.99/6 pack stuff when the stuff I buy is $9.99/6 pack. I think it's time for me to venture into brewing my own. This thread is about all you guys who brew your own and want to share tricks and secrets about what makes good brew better. I know there are forums and websites about this but there are also TB'ers who have been doing this for years and have plenty of experience.