Intimidated by home brewing? Get your feet wet with a very basic cider recipe. This foolproof cider uses store-bought juice, regular cane sugar and raisins. The only specialty item you'll need is a single pouch of champagne yeast.
Using a beer kit is a good intro to home brewing, and Veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Frey, from F. H. Steinbart Company (one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country) takes us step-by-step how to make a batch of homemade beer.