Williams & Sonoma makes it really easy to get into homebrewing. For a mere $40, you are 2/3 of the way to brewing at home. The kit is really manageable too, a mere 1 gallon. You still need a stock pot to mash/boil with, but at 1 gallon yield the pot doesn’t need to be very big.
The kit comes with the following:
1 gallon carboy
Kits come in 2 recipes, IPA and summer wheat. Although, once you have the equipment it would be easy to make your own mini recipes using something like BeerSmith. You don’t have to make expensive commitments in order to brew anymore. [WilliamsSonoma]