Thanks for the welcome. In the interest of not repeating old questions, I'm still looking through other newbie posts.
Runningwolf...I've assembled the gear needed to begin making 1-gallon batches. It never really occurred to me to purchase a kit with everything including the concentrate. My first batch, which I started last week, is a recipe from Jack Keller's web page using some local apple cider (UV pasteurized). It's still making noise in the primary, so I guess that's a good sign.
Larryh86GT and Wade E...the name Wood Butcher comes from the fact that I like to do woodworking but have a long way to go before I consider myself good at it. Metalworking is more my forte...everything fits with a welder.
Part of the name also comes from the character shown in my avatar. My male boxer, who will be four years old in April, had a penchant in his puppyhood for chewing up wood furniture. Dining room chairs, a cedar chest, and wood arms on a loveseat all fell victim to him. He is pretty hard-headed, but thank goodness he has outgrown / been trained out of that destructive phase.