No. It's really pretty easy. There's a few simple steps (sounds like you've done some reading) and the golden rule of keeping your stuff clean (a little bit of bleach goes a long way.)Originally Posted by [b
It doesn't take a lot of effort to make something that tastes pretty darn good. Like I said, you can start by making hard ciders out of juices you like. You can control exactly how sweet/alcoholic you want it. You can leave the yeast going just long enough to make it carbonated or until the juice becomes too poisonous (too much alcohol) for them.
Making beer involves a few more steps that you should read up on. You can get a kit with everything you'll need very easily. Ironically, you can buy all of the makings of beer in one place at one time and they don't ask for ID.
You will need access to a stove and it can get a little stinky for a while at a point in the beer making process. lol