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Let's Start Talking About Salami

~ End of Season Wine Sale ~


It's been a long successful wine season so far, and the makers are all laying down their wine to age. But there's no rest for the wicked & we need to clear some room for our next season..Salami ! So we have decided to discount our Wine range by 15% ( except bottles & demijohns ) to clear some room for curing goods. This is valid instore or online by entering the code VINTAGE17 at the checkout at our online store. Get in quick to grab a bargain, or simply stock up for next years vintage. This offer ends 21/05/2017. 


~ Not Long Until Curing Season ~ 

As the Mercury falls, we need to start thinking about the Salami going up. It will not be long before we get regular temperatures in the low teens & that means we can make & hang our Salaimi, Pancetta & Capocollo at home with confidence. Why don't you beat the rush, come in and see us soon & secure all your salami making needs before the Salami madness hit ? We carry everything from Manual & Electric Mincers, Netting, Casings, string & a large Spice range to satisfy any recipe. 


~ Recipe's Made Easy ~ 

Salami & Sausage recipes are like opinions..everyone's got one. But for makers who are trying their hand at Salami or Sausage for the first time, or experienced makers looking for something different..we have just the thing for you. Our Home Make It team have sifted through various recipes (tried & tested) & are proud to introduce our own range of Salami & Sausage recipe mixes. Each recipe pouch is formulated for 5kg of meat & is packed full of fresh spices & herbs. From Hot, Mild, Garlic Lovers to Chorizo - we have it all here for you. 


~ Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival ~ 

The Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival is back with a vengeance in 2017, but in a different way. Spanning from the 29th of May to the 4th of June, this festival will have 50 DIY foodie classes & making demonstrations throughout the Darebin Area. This year however, the Festivals hub has moved to the Northcote Town hall. 

Enter & see if your homemade wine has what it takes 

Wow the judges with your family Passata recipe

Our Home Make it team will be making a few appearances over the festival as well. Doing an Introduction to Home Winemaking at 11.30am on Saturday 3rd June at the Town Hall. An on site Home brew in the Northcote Town Hall Civic Square from 1pm on Saturday 3rd June.  A free demonstration on how to make Pancetta/Capocollo on Saturday 3rd June at 2pm at the Northcote Town Hall, & lastly our Salami Making Masterclass at midday on Sunday 4th June at the Northcote Town Hall. Home Make It is teaming up with James from The Meat Room for this masterclass, and it is a ticketed event, please make sure you get in early if you are interested. These tickets will go quick ! All of the attendees of this masterclass will receive one of our Salami & Sausage equipment kits worth $125, so it is really is a bargain!

~ Workshops Aplenty ~

From this time of the year on, Home Make it are offering classes of every sort to get you on the track to a new Foodie hobby. With some pointers, good produce & a bit of elbow grease you can whip up at home absolutely anything you would usually buy for a special treat. Are you are interested in making your own Salami, Sausage, Beer, Cider, Cheese, Bacon, or Preserves ? Simply give us a call or head to our online store & you can book your spot at one of workshops. It also goes without saying that our workshops make the perfect gift. So when you are looking for your next something to give, why not give them a foodie experience!


~ Cade's Brew News ~

Over the Easter break I took a Camurri 23 litre Brauer unit home to lay down a couple of brews & see what this stainless wonder could do. 

I first milled up one of our Red IPA grain kits, then set to work programming the desired temperature & time for my recipe. 



The Camurri then set to work, using it's mash agitators to extract as much sugar out of the grain as possible. I then raised the basket to drain & sparge over the grain bed. 


Fresh hops & bigger sizes. A super fresh crop of a few favorite hops has just landed, and will be in stores fridges very soon. We are also just about to start selling a select few of our biggest sellers in Bulk bag sizes, that gives you more bang for your buck. Look out for our 1 kilogram bags soon in store ! 

Looking for a gift for your brewing buddy, or simply searching for an easy base for your next malty creation? Look no further than our Home Make It Grain Kits

In a few weeks Good Beer Week kicks off, showcasing the amazing world of Craft beer to all that attend. There are more things to do than you can possibly fit in, so clear your calendar & pick wisely. Home Make It will be helping out our friends at The Merri Mashers and whip out our Camurri Brauer brew system, as we do a live brew at The Catfish. This is a free event & there are even a few brewers of note from international breweries hanging around for a chat & an ale.Book it into your calendar ! 


Talking about Good Beer Week, our good friends at The Craft & Co have an amazing night planned on Monday the 15th May. They have fermented a beer in an ancient clay vessel called an Amphora. Amphora's have been used for thousands of years for fermentation & it adds a distinct aroma & flavor impossible to get otherwise. This beer unveiling is matched with a 5 course feast & other bespoke beers brewed on premises. Book here if this unique night sounds like your thing. 

~ Workshops ~ 

Check out our workshops for 2017 - we have some new ones now available!!!!. 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 workshops, 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