Dave Carpenter

Homebrewing 101: The Gear You’ll Need to Get Started

From our Illustrated Guide to Homebrewing, here’s a rundown of the basic equipment you’ll want to have on hand.

New to Brewing? Know Your Ingredients.

Know your raw materials, and you’ll forever have the upper hand when you brew.

So You Want to Brew Beer? 8 Essential Steps to Making Great Beer

New to brewing? Welcome to the world’s most rewarding hobby. It can be as simple or as complicated (and as cheap or as expensive) as you want to make it. This opening section of our Illustrated Guide offers an overview of the basics—with much more to come.


Missed the window for brewing an Oktoberfest beer for your Oktoberfest party? No problem! Mocktoberfest to the rescue.

“Multigrain Fruit Juice” Pale Ale Recipe

Beer nerds, here’s the mimosa mixer you’ve been looking for.

Adding Flavors to Your Stout

Here are some tips for adding flavorings to your homebrewed stouts.

Brewers’ Perspectives: The Last Seasonal

Wet hops are a flavorful argument against having everything, all the time. Here’s the lowdown on how professional brewers get the best results with freshly harvested hops.

Homebrewing Imperial Saisons

Making imperial saison at home can be easier than brewing other high-gravity styles.

Get to Know Your Malt

A malt analysis sheet gives you a glimpse under the hood to better understand what’s going on and how to optimize your process.

5 Ways To Brew on a Budget

If you’d like to homebrew within a budget and still enjoy great beer, here are five ideas to get you there.