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.
If you are interested in making fruit wines at home, or brewing up a small batch of something, then a mini primary fermenter may be a great thing to invest in. They are so easy to make and you can use any food grade plastic container.
Tangy, spicy and sweet a chutney can be made in the pressure cooker in just minutes. I've pressure cooked marmalade and hot sauce - so when mangoes magically appeared at the local store I jumped at the chance to make my own chutney.