Thank you both, Mr. G and Firerat. I may well move into trying the BIAB. It sounds like a good way to go, but I think for my first run I will try an extract kit. I am so new to this that I kind of want it as a base line.
This summer, after I get done with fishing season, I hope to brew some beer. I hope to order all of the supplies and have them waiting for me when I get back. I will wait to order the extract kit until I get home to help insure freshness. I truly enjoy good beer and look forward to being able to make my own.
Firerat, I noticed that the kits from the suppliers that you suggested offer different kinds of yeast. Do you still advice not to use yeast from the kits, and if so what kind would you suggest? For instance Midwest Supplies offers Safale US-05 , American Ale Yeast Activator - Wyeast 1056, or White Labs California Ale Yeast WL001 with their kits. What are the major differences between the yeasts they offer?
Thanks again for helping me to see the light, I think it might be a beer sign.