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Long Weekend of Making

~ The Perfect Long Passata Weekend ~ 

Pina's Passata shelves  


This weekend brings together two important ingredients for a day of making. The tomatoes are super ripe & in - we have the Labour day long weekend. If our conversations in store with customers are anything to go by, thousands of families will getting together and slicing, dicing, plunging & boiling this weekend. We are open Saturday (9-3pm) & Sunday (9-1pm ) so if you run out of bottles, caps or your machine has finally given up the ghost..we'll be here to supply you with your needs! 


Don't forget we are less than two weeks away from the  Melbourne Tomato Festival in Northcote. We will be doing free hands on Passata making workshops all day, where you will get to take your own Passata bottle home!  Don't forget to grab your ticket here and we will see you there.   

~ Making Makes your Day ~

 A couple of weeks back the family was struck down and housebound with the Flu. We were all feeling quite sorry for ourselves. I had an plan. Our garden was full of cherry tomatoes & basil.  We would start from scratch & show the kids how to make our own bespoke pizza's. We had made some Passata the week prior & we went full steam ahead from there....

Small batch of Passata to start off. 

Next up some Mozzarella. Super easy using only milk, Rennet & Citric acid. 

Next up the kids made easy work of the pizza dough. 

The charocal oven is hot & Pizza is ready to go in. 

All ready to eat & it didn't last long ! 


~ The Grapes Are Nigh ~ 

We have started to get customers coming in excited & telling us they have had the call from their suppliers that their grapes are nearly ready. Over the next few weeks they will need all sorts of yeasts, cleaners, crushers, Fermentation vats & Stainless steel tanks. Don't forget we also offer wine tests to best gauge what your wine needs to be at it's best. The tests are free, but we do ask for a gold coin donation to help us keep up to date with our testing equipment. If you are a first time wine maker and are a bit unsure of where to get some quality grapes, just drop in or give us a call & we can recommend a starting point for you. 


All set to go after a trip to Home Make It 


~ 80 Gram Aranchini Makers are Here ~

The much asked for, smaller 80 gram Arancini maker from Italy has now arrived onto our shelves. This size is just right for finger food & will take a fraction of the time you spend doing it by hand.  


~ The Home Make It Team ~

You may come into Home Make It often, be served by us and be one of our regulars. But do you really know what makes us tick ? To help you out, here is our first installment in " getting to know our team" . I've given all the members of the HMI team a list of questions anbd here are the first two. 

First up is the Manager at our Reservoir Store Pina Busa


Name : Pina Busa

Nickname : Pina Colada

Time at Home Make It : 5 yrs

Hobbies : Cooking

Thing I make at home : Passata, Salami, Pizza, Pasta, Pizzelle

Ingredients you’d have on a desert Island : Salami/Capocollo/Home made pizza 


Next up is Cade Butler

Name : Cade Butler

Nickname : But

Time at Home Make It : 2 years 

Hobbies : Cooking, brewing beer,sport except for soccer & golf , smoking various produce, listening to & playing music 

Thing I make at home : Passata, Salami, Capocollo,  Pizza, Bacon, Beer, Cider, Cheese, Kombucha & various other fermented goodies. 

Ingredients you’d have on a desert Island : A few pigs, Vegie patch, barley, hops & a fire. 


~ Cade's Brew News ~ 

We have the 23 litre & 50 litre Camurri Brauer in stores now for you to come and have a look at. These pictures do not do them justice as these are amazingly well built. Below are a few pictures of the Camurri in all it's stages of production.  

 Fully programmable & holds four recipes

These rakes stir your grain, making the process more efficient.

Raise the basket up & rinse your grain.


20% off Viking Grain 

Starting next week we will be offering 20% our grain range in store - offer ends 15th April. This will include loose grain and bulk grain in 25kg sack. If your brew shed is looking a bit empty ingredients-wise..now's the time to stock up like a brewing squirrel before winter. 

Kits Kits Kits 


Our Wort kits are a convenient way to get an all grain brew 

Our grain kits offer an easy recipe solution. Available in Pale Ale, IPA, Red IPA & Porter. 

SS Brewtech 

We have really good stocks of the SS Brewtech Kettles & Bucket Fermenters in stock at the moment. Come in to grab your shiny new brew toy now. 


~ Courses ~ 

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 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