I have a 6 quart crock pot so it make a fair amount of stock. You can do it on the stove but it is suggested to simmer for 24 hours so with a bunch of kids running around I use the crock pot.
They next day you have this: Not very tasty looking but don't worry about that. I stick the whole pot on the deck to cool before I strain it. In the summer you have to find a way to wedge it between the huge watermelon and leftovers in the fridge.
Strain it. Measure it out into your preferred serving size. Freeze or use within 5 days or so. Voila you have stock.
Stock is so versatile and so healthy and so REAL. Go here to learn all about broth or stock.
So what do I do with chicken or beef stock you may ask.
Replace the water in brown rice.
Make a roux and use it as a cream sauce when a recipe calls for a can of MSG, I mean cream of something soup.
Replace milk in mashed potatoes.
Replace water in instant mashed potatoes, shhh don't tell anybody I feed those to my kids.