This is an important step sir. I congratulate you on making this momentous decision. Homebrewing is the single greatest thing a man can do in order to connect himself to thousands of years of human history and the rise of civilization.
You will need a carboy or fermentation bucket. Plastic bucket vs glass carboy is hotly debated as both have their advantages. I prefer glass so I can peak at my brew as it ferments. http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...roducts_id=509
You will need a syphon and bottling bucket. Both cheap.
Bottles. Drink a beer, rinse bottle immediately and save for refilling. I personally love the English style 500 ml bottles I saved from many pints I drank for homebrewing. Always rinse well and immediately. Cleaning mold later is a b1tch.
Sanitation is key. Do a sloppy job here and everything else you do will be wasted.
I recommend using malt extract to brew ales at first. Move on to adding your own hops, make all grain batches and lagering as your skills accumulate.
K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid. At least in the beginning.
Seek out a homebrew club in your area. Brewers are nice people happy to share our craft. Observing one batch is worth hours of research.
Buy this book or read this page. Everything, and I do mean everything, you need to know is within these pages: www.howtobrew.com
Homebrew stores usually have equipment kits that have everything you need. Also they will have recipe kits that are good b/c they let you concentrate on technique. Homebrew shops are also good sources of info.
Good luck sir. If you have questions, post in this thread. I'll check back from time to time.
Lucky im online :P,,to be honest im looking at doing wine 1st,stingy nettle wine & elderflower.
Waiting on my foster dad,as hes providing me with all the stuff,but hes in the middle of moving,seeing the weather we had,bit late now for elderflower.