What do you need to start out in home brewing?
At "Not All Hops Are Lost", the local homebrew store, Paul asks about a starter kit.
Paul: What gear should I get as a beginner?
Homebrew store employee: I recommend our starter kit here. Comes with pot, fermenter, bottling wand, thermometer, hydrometer, and guide book.
Homebrew store employee: And on top of that you'll need a food grade recipe block and pen, a bottle opener with our logo (would suck if you couldn't open you homebrew!), our tshirt, stickers, and brewer's shower gel...