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I'm Dreaming of a Crafty Christmas

~ 20% Off XMAS Sale ~ 

There is still two weeks left until Christmas & we are slashing 20% off most items in store right up until Christmas eve. So if you are in the market for a last minute gift or two , stroll down to Clayton or Reservoir & grab a bargain. At these prices, it's worth stocking up on your home making supplies & equipment for 2017 too ! 


~ Via Delle Indie Essences ~ 

The famed Via Delle Indie essences are renowned for their quality & we are happy to say that they are available instore & online. We have brought in 10 varieties of this Italian made essence, colloquially known as " Strega " .     

~ 2017 Melbourne Tomato Festival on the Move ~

Now that Melbourne is starting to get some decent Spring/summer weather, my tomatoes are on the way up. Meanwhile, The Melbourne Tomato Festival is on the way south. The 2017 MTF is heading to All Nations Park in Northcote, a wonderful central space close to PT and simply a lovely large space to bring the whole family to. We are proud to be sponsoring this event again , and Home Make It will be there in force, with hands on Passata demo's all day ( so please don't wear white ). So lock in the 19th March 2017, and bring the whole family down for a day of celebrating sauce making , food , drink & fun. This day is getting bigger & bigger each year, so follow this link to grab your tickets in case they sell out. 

We also got our hands on some passes & are running a little competition to give them away. Come & see us in store & spend $60 or more on any passata items & you'll go in the draw to win one of three dbl passes we have. 


~ Craft & Co Crafty Market ~ 

If it's fine artisinal produce you are after, look no further than our friends at The Craft & Co this Sunday the 11th of December. From 10am to 2pm they will be hosting some of the best craft producers around at it's Crafty Christmas Market. There are amazing products covering the whole spectrum of craftiness, and even a hamper packing service if needed. If all this bespoke craft starts to get you planning your own foodie journey, we will be there with a stall of DIY making goods to start you off. See you there. 


~ A Recipe for a Classic ~  

For many family's, special gatherings & meals at Christmas time would not be the same without the most regular guest on the table, the Pannettone. A light & airy sweet bread originating from Milan, the Panettone is a not only edible , but also a symbolic gift you give loved ones during special times. Sure you can buy one, but where is the fun & love in that ? So we've come across a great article & recipe on the Fresh Loaf website that documents a bread makers first try at Panettone. It's a great read & recipe. So before you buy your Panettone this year, try this recipe & you won't look back. It's always better home made :) 

~ Xmas Trading Hours ~

We will be trading right up to Christmas eve Saturday the 24th of December until 1pm & will be back on board on Monday the 9th of January. 


 ~ Cade's Brew News ~ 

We now have good stocks of our new All Grain recipe kits in stores. Comprising of four tried & tested grain recipes, our Grain kits contain fresh Viking & Gladfield grains & are sealed in bags to retain freshness. these are a wonderful base for your beer & to round out your brew we will give you 15% off any hops or yeast when you grab one of these. At only $20, these are also a great XMAS gift idea for that brewer in the family, or your Kris Kringle. 

$38 for a bag of Viking Pale Ale ? Santa's sack has nothing on this ! 

We are currently taking 20% off any grains sold in store, be that a recipe we make up for you from loose grain or by the 25kg sack. So until XMAS we would like to extend this to a very special offer on our Viking Pale Ale malt, we'd like to offer 25kg sacks of this versatile base malt for an amazing $38 per bag. Buying by the sack is a massively cheaper way to brew, and means you have the flexibility to brew whenever you want & never leave the brew shed !


15% off all Liquid yeast. 

To tide all you brewers over for XMAS, we also have a huge range of USA's finest liquid brewers yeast in Wyeast & White Labs. So run into one of our stores before XMAS & you can grab some cheap grains, discounted yeast & bargain hops for that holiday brew. 


20% off Hops & some new arrivals ! 

The last piece in the brew puzzle are hops...and yes we have discounted these too. Our entire hop range is 20% until XMAS. A good chance to stock up your fridge, from our fridge. We have just had some new hops arrive also , with a new batch of Mosaic, Chinook , Simcoe & Columbus popping into our fridges any day. 

~ Love Wine & Looking for Some Work ? ~ 

“Home Make It is a retail store specialising in the sale of equipment and supplies to make homemade food and beverages. Home Make It is seeking a Retail Assistant on a Casual basis for its Reservoir store and Clayton Store.
Home Make It require the applicants with experience in making homemade wine. Suitable candidates will be able to competently and confidently provide wine analysis by both mouth feel and equipment. They should be able to confidently measure Ph. and Baume, as well as find fault with wines and provide guidance to our customers. The applicants would also be required to sell the appropriate additives as required.
Ideally the applicant would have retail experience and a passion for homemade food and beverages, such as passata, salami, sausages, pasta, cheese, preserves, homebrew and wine.
If you are interested in applying, please send an email to adriennem@homemakeit.com.au.


~ 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