Chumly, You will probably do very well with soapmaking. The best soap makers are usually people who enjoy chemistry and are technical thinkers. I think it has to do with following the formulas, you can't just wing it, you need science.
If you don't like scent, you can leave it out. I make my husband a non-scented soap and one with a little vetiver and sandalwood. I think he prefers the non-scented, but uses the scented because he knows I like it.
Swimpy, I've done beer. It's harder to get right than soap and a bigger investment. Also, depending on state laws - you might not be able to give it away or sell it and it can only be consumed on your premises. That means you end up with a bunch of drunken friends in your living room.