Think I'm going to grab that book and give it a go
It really is a fun hobby. And you will only buy more beer once you start homebrewing. I've found that my beer purchases have increased the more i knew about beer.
Some terminology that some use that might help you.
Primary = primary fermentation. This is where the bulk of your fermentation occurs and where your sugars are converted to alcohol via yeast.
Secondary = Secondary fermentation. Used to either allow a beer to clean up (become clearer, crisper), dry/wet hop (further hop additions), add fruit, oak, flavors, etc...
Rack - To transfer your beer from one vessel to another. I just racked into my secondary from my primary fermenter.
Wort - Young beer. This is the tasty, sugary liquid by product that comes before the yeast converts the sugar to alcohol.
Fermenter - Device, whether a carboy (glass fermenter), better bottles (plastic carboy) or steel fermenter.
Mash Tun - In all-grain brewing, this vessel is used to convert your starches to sugars from fresh grains
Sparge Tank - another vessel in all-grain brewing that helps in further extraction/conversion
Extract - Malt extract. Pre-packaged already converted "syrup".