At one time I was into it like crazy, made a ton of GREAT beers. Had some corny kegs and a beer fridge. After awhile I got tired of messing around with the kegs, a big hassle. I ended up selling my keg equipment and just bottle now, its easier to share, ages better (for big beers) and takes up less room. One thing that not readily apparent is you NEED to be able to do a full boil. Most all cook tops in a kitchen will not boil 5.5 gallons of liquid. Get a turkey Fryer setup with a big enough stock pot. Even the cheapo aluminum ones will do. I don't brew much anymore, in fact I have not brewed a batch in 2 years. This thread makes me want to dust off the equipment!