How to Build a Kegerator - Compact

Compact Kegerator: for Corny Kegs
Here is a tutorial and supplies to make your own compact kegerator, which holds two cornelius kegs of beer/homebrew, and a CO2 tank.

Intro

We choose the affordable, Energy Star efficient Danby DAR440BL compact refrigerator. This fridge will not accomodate a full size sanke keg, but works great for two 5 gallon cornelius kegs (which you can fill with homebrew or beer from your local brewery). Compactness, affordability, and efficiency were our main goals here.


How to Make Hard Cider

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In 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.




Winter Exchange Party! Saturday January 17th, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Back by popular demand! Homebrew Exchange will be hosting an end-of-summer exchange party. Bring yourself, or bring some fermented goodness to share. Beer, wine, mead, cheese, kombucha, soda, or anything you've put together. Sample dozens of other creations, talk to other DIYers, and have a great time meeting new friends.

Submissions for Best of Show prizes by 05:00 pm.

Door prizes, best in show prizes, etc.

Hope to see you there.
As always, this event is family friendly.


Lady Brew Portland - A Homebrewing Club for Women

Attention Ladies:

We are finally starting our brew club! Hooray! Lady Brew Portland is designed to encourage women on their way to becoming better homebrewers. All levels of brewer are welcome to participate.

Join us and experience the creativity and satisfaction of making your own beer and hanging out with other awesome beer-curious ladies.


AHA Big Brew Day at HBX

26 years ago, homebrewers got their own holiday, and Homebrew Exchange is here to help you celebrate. This year, we will be hosting an American Homebrewers Association Big Brew event at our location (6550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR) on May 3, 2014 from 10 am- 4 pm. This event is an opportunity to unite brewers, non-brewers, friends and family in a nationwide celebration of the creativity and ingenuity that homebrewers demonstrate in every batch.




How to Grow Your Own Hops

The hop is a hardy perennial plant that is easily grown at home, provided it has sufficient sunlight and space to grow. Growing hops is an especially gratifying hobby in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is the second largest hop producing state in the US where moderate temperatures during the summer are favorable for growing high quality aroma-hops.


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