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From Lygon Street to the Hilton

~ Carlton Italian Festa ~ 

It looks like Melbourne will be kind to us this Sunday with the weather. So clear the calendar for Sunday the 23rd & bring your loved ones down to Lygon Street for the annual Carlton Italian Festa. A day full of fine Italian food, drink & laughter awaits you. Home Make It will be hosting it's own pop-up store on the day & running demo's throughout the day. Make sure you don't forget to come & say hello to the Home Make It team. 

~ Foods on us for the Melbourne Cup ~

 A public holiday for a horse race ? Many say it's crazy. But it's part of Victorian culture now & the long weekend means alot of family & friends get together, which we love! To celebrate this we are putting on some food for our customers on Saturday 29th of October from 11am to closing at 1pm. So come in and see us!  


~ ANHC Adelaide ~ 

Last week we woke up with the sparrows and jetted off to the city of Churches for the bi-annual Australian National Homebrew Conference, or ANHC. It was held at the Hilton & for the first time Home Make It hosted an exhibitor stand, and it was wonderful to be part of such a wonderful event. There were hop producers, leading international brewing yeast suppliers, renowned authors & some commercial brewers from some of the best breweries all over the globe. It's a weekend of many instructional talks, networking and knowledge swapping. We will see you in two years time in Melbourne ANHC. And if your'e a keen homebrewer looking to build your knowledge base, you should come along too. I know I'll be there!  


~ Eltham Wine Show ~

On Sunday the 13th of November, our friends at the Eltham Wine Guild are holding their annual wine show at the Veneto Club in Bulleen. If you are a fan of quality wine & consider yourself a DYI foodie fan, head off to this wonderful day.

~ Oktoberfest with Bayside Brewers ~

On the 6th of November we are proud to be sponsoring our friends at the Bayside Brewers as they hold their annual Oktoberfest event. It is a day of celebrating traditional German & " New World " craft beers. There is over 20 different bespoke beers on offer & for just $25 you will get 10 drink coupons to taste a fair few of these. There will also be loads of amazing food on the day , so dust off your lederhosen & come down to Hickinbotham Winery to celebrate this age old festival. See you there !  

~ Clear Your Diary for our DIY ~ 

We have just organised all of our DIY 2017 foodie courses and have just placed them on our online store for you to look at. It may sound a bit early to be thinking of our 2017 calendar, but it will roll around quick & what better Xmas present than to give a loved one a new foodie hobby? We have two new workshops this year - Bacon making & a hugely exciting Sausages & Beer workshop.  Get in early and book your spots now.


~ Home Make It Ebay Store ~ 

To compliment our own online store, we are nearly ready to launch our Ebay store. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for news shortly. 


~ Cade's Home Brew News ~

As well as attending ANHC , it's been a busy little time on the brewing front. Last week we woke early and headed off to the Craft & Co to fire up the brewhouse. Our mission...to brew Home Make It's very own Pale Ale Fresh Wort Kit. All went to plan & we will see these in stores for this weekend. So if you're an extract brewer keen to try an all grain beer, or just plain time poor, come & see us. We have brewed these ones at 20 litres, so there is no dilution..simply pop into your fermenter & pitch yeast. As an added incentive, buy one of our Fresh Wort Kits & you will get 15% off any hops and dry yeast to finish off your brew. In the coming months we will also be pushing out some more Wort Kits, including IPA, Red IPA & a Porter. 


In the following weeks we will also be releasing All Grain Kits to coincide with our Wort Kits. So if you take home one of our Wort Kits & love it, the exact same grains & ratios are in our Grain Kits. So you can take up the challenge & do it all yourself from scratch. The same offer of 15% off hops & dry yeast will also be offered when you buy one of our All Grain Kits in store. 

On the ingredient front, our shelves are stocked full of Extract, Recipe Kits, Home Brew Equipment Kits, brewing grains & the lovely SS Brewtech gear. And in our fridges, fresh Wyeast, White Labs, Yeast Bay & hops galore await your arrival. On the hops front, we have just received a fresh batch of Galaxy, Amarillo, Hallertau & FINALLY WE HAVE SOME CITRA !! All these will be into our fridges any day. 


~ Courses ~ 

We still have some workshops left for 2016.... 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.

Courses for the remainder of 2016 include:


~ 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