I'm sure I know what the majority of the answers will be, but do I really need to start home brewing with extracts? I'm really interested in getting into home brewing, but it seems like cheating to use extract kits. I'm sure this isn't really the case, but I kind of want to just jump into the real deal. Am I being too ambitious?....is starting out with all grain brewing really a stupid move? I haven't bought any equipment yet, because I thought I would figure out which type of brewing I was going to start out with first. I will probably be brewing mainly stouts, porters, etc......in other words, the beers that I normally drink.