I hear you man, I've never done it either, nor do I even know how and I can tell you it takes some good time too. The thing is though I used to live in a place where alcohol didn't exist, so it was literally the only option. The 'dads' (this is when I was younger) would all brew their own and have taste testing competitions at their houses every so often. It was really good fun that I do remember. As for the quality and taste of each, they were surprisingly different and unique - some of which were down right excellent. Course the sheer sight of BEER in a place that it 'doesn't exist' is good enough, no?