Category Archives: Homebrewing

The Oregon homebrew law is officially fixed.

As reported by John Foyston and originally posted on the Oregon Home Brewers Alliance site, yesterday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB 444 into law—making the recently-broken aspects of homebrewing (transportation, competitions, etc.) legal again! Quoting: Once again thanks goes out to everyone that works so hard on getting this law changed.  In review SB 444 allows the following: Eliminates the restrictions on the transportation of homebrew Eliminates the restrictions on where homebrew can be … Continue reading →

Oregon homebrew bill passes House, goes to Governor

It was just over three weeks ago that the Oregon homebrew bill (SB 444) passed the State Senate; and the good news from Salem yesterday is that it also unanimously passed in the House as well. That means being able to transport homebrewed beer and hold homebrew competitions is nearly legal in Oregon again; the bill now has to be signed by the Governor. There’s no word on when that will happen, though in Oregon … Continue reading →

Oregon SB 444 (the homebrewing bill) passes the Senate

Great news coming out of Salem, today: SB 444 (fixing Oregon’s screwed-up homebrew laws) passed the Oregon Senate and is now going to the House. If and when it passes the House, it will then be legal for homebrewers to transport their beer out of their house again. I saw the story locally first, though it’s hitting other news sites as well. Interestingly, the last line in the KTVZ story I linked to says (about … Continue reading →

Help Advance Homebrewing Legislation in Oregon

This email from the Brewers Association is hitting the inboxes of Oregon homebrewers, and it’s for a good cause: supporting Oregon Senate Bill 444 which seeks to amend the 30-year-old law regarding homebrewed beer which was reinterpreted last year. Many of you are likely aware that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission determined last year that under existing Oregon law, homebrew cannot be consumed outside the home where the beer was produced. The American Homebrewers Association … Continue reading →

Pumpkin ale recipe (all-grain)

It’s been a few years since I published my original extract-based pumpkin ale recipe, and since I’ve recently started all-grain brewing, I decided to develop and publish an all-grain version of that recipe. (And as a proper test of it, I brewed this beer the weekend before last and it’s sitting in the secondary as I write this.) This recipe is formulated for a five-gallon batch of homebrew, assuming a standard 75% extract efficiency for … Continue reading →