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Carlton Italian Festa and a Race that Stops the Nation

~ Carlton Italian Festa ~


Blue sky & here they come

Dom showing the kids how to whip up some Pasta

Nothing warms the heart ( and hands ) more than a piping hot coffee


On Sunday the Home Make It team made it's way to the iconic Lygon Street for the Carlton Italian Festa. Marquees were brought in, a pop up stall erected & our friends from The Craft & Co fired up the BBQ's to cook some home made pork & fennel sausages for the impending crowds. After Melbourne hit us with a winterlike morning, the weather settled down & the park started to fill up with families, music & the waft of coffee & food. We met many new & familiar faces & we can't wait until next year's Festa. See you there!  


~ Melbourne Cup Pizza's & Burgers ~

 “Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me.”Mark Twain after attending the 1895 Melbourne Cup.

On Tuesday the nation truly does stop to observe one of the biggest sports events worldwide, the Melbourne cup. We are especially lucky in Victoria, where the public holiday & long weekend make it perfect for catch up's, family BBQ's and DIY foodie projects. To celebrate this, come down to your local Home Make It store this Saturday the 29th & we will have some home made goodies for you. From 11am to 1pm we will be serving Pizza's at our Reservoir store & burgers at our Clayton store. Looking forward to seeing you.  


Burgers will be sizzling at Clayton this Saturday 

Freshly made Pizza's will be on offer Saturday at Reservoir


~ Stores Closed Monday 31st Oct ~ 

Please be aware that Home Make It stores will be closed this Monday the 31st of October & Melbourne cup day. We will be back on board on Wednesday the 2nd of November. 

~ New Kitchen Gadgets ~ 

We have just got some really exciting new products into our store that will make life in your kitchen that much easier ! First up are a couple of eye popping manual coffee grinders that look the goods & do the job. 

As summer rolls around, there's no easier ( and tastier ) way to entertain & feed the masses in style than a simple yet decadent Paella. We now carry Spanish made polished steel Paella pans in 38cm & 42cm sizes.

If you've ever cursed while trying to produce julienne & ribbon spirals with your veges, then we have the gadget for you. The Spirelli from Gefu makes this job easy & quick.


~ Cade's Brew News ~ 

We now have our first Fresh Wort Kit in stock at Home Make It, an easy & time efficient way to ferment & enjoy an all grain beer at home. We have brewed this with all Australian hops & Viking Malt from Finland. The best thing is we have packaged these in 20 litre containers , so all you have to do is pour into your fermenter & add yeast. Simple & delicious!

  We have just got a fresh batch of White Labs & Wyeast into the country & will see it into our stores any day now. We also have still got decent stocks of the amazing yeast/bacteria blends from  The Yeast Bay in stores. Get in quick before they're gone! 

 Smoky Gose for Summer recipe

One of these days summer will be finally arrive & here is a simple little recipe for a Gose. Salty , sour and not too high in alcohol, a Gose is a perfect summer beer. 

2.2kg Viking Wheat 

1.3kg Viking Pilsner

900g Gladfield Sour Grapes

25g Tettnager hops

30g Coriander seeds

30g SMALT salt flakes

Whirlfoc kettle fining

WLP029 Kolch yeast or Wyeast 1007 German Ale yeast


  • Single infusion mash at 64c
  • 20g of Tettnanger hops in the boil for 60 minutes
  • 1/2 tablet of Whirlfloc into the boil with 10 mins left
  • 30g of crushed coriander seeds into boil with 10 mins left
  • 30g of SMALT smoked sea flakes into boil with 10 mins left
  • Ferment with Wyeast 1007 German Ale or WLP029 Kolch yeast for best results

Enjoy !! 

Have a happy long brewing weekend :) 


~ Courses ~ 

We still have some workshops left for 2016.... and now have update our site to have all of our courses for 2017 available too. Click on the links for all the workshop dates and for more details. Our workshops are hands on, fun and interactive. To participate in one of our great courses, just book your spot ONLINE or call our Clayton or Reservoir stores for assistance.

~ Specials ~

Click on our sale banner below for this week's Specials .   


~ Vouchers ~

Gift Vouchers and Course Vouchers make an ideal gift for. Available In-store or ONLINE