This Friday and Saturday (Nov 25-26): 20% off all HBX-branded Kits: This includes our 5 gallon ingredient kits, Pico equipment and ingredient Kits, HBX cheese kits, and our rootbeer making kit
Also 20% off all Herbs and Hops.
Don't forget the gadgets, 20% off pH meters and refractometers. We have a lot of brewers who would love a refractometer for Christmas. These are high-end ATC (automatic temperature calibration) refractometers at the best price you'll find.
Sale is on in stock items only.
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Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew. If you homebrew, you have probably shared your love of homebrewing with your friends and family. If you have never homebrewed before, but have thought about how much you’d like to make your own tasty homebrews. Now is the time. Fall and winter are a perfect time to learn to brew. Imagine controlling all the aspect of your homebrews. Like hops? Make an IPA with some Magnum hops. Like dark beers? Make a stout. Personalize your brew just as you like. Get creative with it an make a Chai Brown Ale. The possibilities are endless.Brewing Kit
Homebrew Exchange will be at the Green Dragon from 3-6pm on Saturday, November 5 sharing our love of homebrewing with anyone who wants to share a beer with us.
WinningLast month we hosted anther HBX "Exchange" Party. There were some regulars as well as some newcomers to the party scene. The selection of beers ranged from Banana Malted Wine (made by Aaron Fabbri) to many IPAs.
The Best is Show is voted on by the people that come to the party and this time the winner is Dan Adams.
Congrats Dan. Dan was nice enough to answer a few questions for me:
1.How many years have you been brewing?
I've been brewing a little under a year under the name Vanport City Brewing. In that time I've tried to come up with a couple recipes I could have on-tap all the time, experiment with some seasonals, and help teach others the first steps of homebrewing.
Keep reading after the cut...
PearsIn this article, we explain how to brew your own hard apple or pear cider (a.k.a. perry).
What to Expect
Naturally-made, or craft cider is quite dry. It is not sweet because the yeast, left to do its job, will consume most of the sugar in the juice. Many commercial ciders are "back sweetened". This consists of killing and stabilizing the yeast (using preservatives, heat, and/or filtering), and then adding sugar.
Choosing your Juice
We will consider using apples (cider) and pears (perry) in this article, but you can use the methods here with other fruit, for example plums.
Portland, OR - The Kenton neighborhood in North Portland is hosting their monthly Third Thursday, October 20th for the 2nd annual Kenton Halloween Party. Kenton businesses will be open late from 5-8pm for trick or treating. There will be special events throughout many Kenton businesses all night long.
The Homebrew Exchange (HBX), a DIY beer, soda, wine, and cheese making store located on North Kilpatrick will be having a Cider Pressing and Tasting. “We will be pressing 100 lbs of apples into cider,” said owner Jocelyn Fabbri.
It's that time again to party at HBX. Our storefront construction is completed and we are glad to see the sun again. Come celebrate with us and bring something to share with your neighbors and friends.
You can bring beer, wine, soda, cheese, just about anything you want to show off or want the opinion of another homebrewer. We would love to help you sample and answer any questions that you have.
There will be a raffle drawing for great prizes and a "Best in Show". This winner will receive $25 store credit, T-shirt, a chance to hand out there winnings at Kenton Third Thursday and much more.
Hope to see you there.
As always we are family friendly.
Bob and IanEarlier this year HBX hosted an "Exchange Party". During the party, everyone voted on the best in show beverage. The winner was Bob and Ian. I had the chance to ask them a few questions about their brewing experiences.
How many years have you been brewing? Bob: I started while I was in college, about five years ago. Ian: My first solo batch was in Spring '06, but I kind of fell off until joining Bob in Fall '10.