Fire On The Mountain and Homebrew Exchange homebrew competition

Thursday, October 1, 2015 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Submissions due for HBX x FOTM homebrew competition. Drop off at least one 12oz bottle for submission to the HBX x FOTM homebrew competition by October 1st, 7pm. Brew any style with American 1056 or Kolsch 2565 yeast for a chance to have your brew made and served at the FOTM Interstate Ave location. Winning brewers will get a chance to brew with the brewers themselves at FOTM's brew house! CHEERS!

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.


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


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.

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.


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