Drinking a home brew oatmeal stout right now. My husband and I have been doing it for years. My favorite part is the first couple of days of fermentation when our whole apartment smells like a brewery. So good!
I'm glad I'm not the only married punker who likes to brew. If you weren't married, you'd be powerless to my charm.
...and if that didn't work, my homebrew might.
It is. It might seem like a lot of work right away, but after you figure out what you're doing it's easy and entertaining. Plus, it's better than most other shitty hobbies.
For the people that having been doing it awhile, are you doing the whole proccess with malts and hoops or doing them simple with a hopped malt extract. I'm trying to gradually take things to the next level.
I'm brewing all-grain. To be honest, it's not hard. If you've done an "extract with steeping grains" beer before then you could probably do an all-grain batch of beer. You might need a couple pieces of equipment but the technique isn't difficult. The most important part of making good beer is having a good fermentation. Make sure you've got enough yeast, make sure they get enough oxygen, and make sure the temperature of the liquid during fermentation is where it should be (that depends on the yeast and style of beer).
Also, check out The Brewing Network if you want more information. They do live radio shows and podcasts about brewing beer. Some of the episodes are more straight brewing knowledge and some are more entertainment and brewing information, but they're all good and have great information about brewing.