Thanks for the advice guys. Going to order equipment tomorrow. Think I'll start small and work my way up. Partial boils, single stage fermentation, maybe pick up a second fermentation bucket so I can have two going at once.
Did you get the Midwest Groupon? Unless you are itching to get going right away ( and who wouldn't be ), they pop up from time to time. They had them a couple times in February & April, and the last one was in May. No guarantee it will come up again.http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/05/mi ... today.html
Keep checking the Homebrewfinds site for deals as well.