Homebrewing has come a long way in the last 10 years. Today, homebrewers can legally brew in every state in the country (even Mississippi lets you homebrew). Some of the most interesting beers we here at CBB have had over the years have come from homebrewers. Just look at The National Homebrew Competition and Conference, which just happened in Grand Rapids, Mich., in June, boasting 8,172 homebrews judged in 2014. With a 45 percent increase in the number of competitors, it was the world’s largest beer competition ever. Grand Rapids resident Founders Brewing Co. took the opportunity to give some advice when it comes to making that special homebrew. In the video above, Founders brewers and production employees offer insights in honor of the American Homebrewers Association Conference. Our advice? Have fun with it and then, well, send us a few samples.