So, for XMas, DuckiDeva got me a homebrewing kit/minikeg/mixes setup. Totally sweet. For my first brew, I made cider because we both like cider, and even if it was "bad" it would probably not be bad bad.
And it's ... decent.
It's got a nice kick, which is good, but it's not fizzy enough for my tastes, and she says it's not quite sweet enough.
I'm thinking I needed more priming sugar, but I'm not sure. At any rate, it was really easy to do, and really rewarding to get a buzz off of your own brew. The hardest part was waiting 2+weeks from starting to being able to imbibe. Highly recommended.