I learned that when traveling to a Brennerei (distillery) with my wife. Find her blog entry below:
Is it Legal?
How difficult is it?
Can you make tea?
If you answered yes to one of these questions, or both you can make some Grade A brew that tastes like anything you desire.
Will it save me money?
Five gallons (about 50-60 bottles) of quality lager, Hefeweizen, stout, etc will run you between 40-50 dollars after the initial ~140$ investment of two five-gallon buckets and some other tools.
I save about 50-60% of the price by home-brewing, given that fact that I would normally shell out 8-11 bucks on a quality, local six-pack.
In addition, one experiences a swell of pride and bragging rights.
Below, I will show some images of the process. I will elaborate more on directions later, but you can easily do your own research ;) Read a book.