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Salami , Salami , Salami..........and Beer

~ Salami Season ~


The Queen's birthday long weekend has just passed & that is the unofficial starting point of the Salami making season. Pigs are running scared & garages all over are being cleared in preparation. Families are weighing out their guarded "secret" recipe to mix with the meat & knives are being sharpened. Here at Home Make It we have you covered for everything except the meat when Salami season rolls around.


 Our FLB fillers are a thing of stainless steel beauty. 

Make the day easier with our FLB electric mincers, string & get all of those pesky air pockets out with our Salami prickers. 

Our pre-made Salami recipe kits will make take out all of the arguing over the recipe, and speed up your day. Plus they are tried, tested & really, really good !  


Most importantly, encase your precious meat in one of our many variety of casings, then keep it snug & straight in some of our netting

~ Clayton Salami Room ~ 

During the renovation of our Clayton store last year, we transformed the second floor into a DIY foodie area. The room features three large industrial stainless steel tables, two Fabio Leonardi electric mincers, two large Fabio Leonardi sausage/salami fillers, a large stainless steel wash area & best of all...a programmable curing cabinet. So not only can you come in & take advantage of these facilities, you can cure your Salami ALL YEAR ROUND. Middle of summer, 40 degrees with a hot northerly & you want to make Salami? Not an issue - Call our Clayton store for availability and pricing on our Making room. 

  Some happy customers using our Making room at Clayton


Curing cabinets doing their job upstairs at Clayton.   

~ Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival ~ 

From the 29th of May to the 4th of June Darebin was celebrating the art of making your own food & wine & multiculturalism in tandem through the Homemade Food & Wine festival. All through that week, workshops & demos were teaching all sorts of recipes from all over the globe. The Home Make It team converged on the Northcote town hall, installed a Pop up shop & put on some great demos for the Public. Here are a few pictures of our team in action over this great weekend.

Lou & Carmel show the masses how to cure meat. 

 Cade running through a homebrew on the Camurri brew system

James from the Meat room & the Salami Masterclass students. 

Thanks Darebin council for having us, the public for coming along to share in some wonderful homemade goods & all the entrants who entered their goods for judging. As a sponsor of the festival we were very proud to see the turn out & that a fair few winners are regular faces into our stores. Winners sure are grinners !




~ Cade's Brew News ~ 

Home Make It sponsored the recent Merri Mashers Homebrew club IPA competition, and instead of the usual prize of a voucher or a bit of home brewing equipment we decided to do something a tad different. I had a chat with Heath who brews at The Craft & Co, & we decided what better way to reward a winning recipe than to upsize it on their lovely 1000L Italian brewhouse. Julian Robinson's winning Red IPA was on the menu & first up we needed to mill the grain. Home Make it supplied the grain & I was covered head to toe in dust before I'd finished milling over 200kg of our Viking grain.

It was an early kick off, between mashing in & the coffee we had woken up as the sweet smell of brewing started to wafted out. To get the red hue, Julian had opted for a late addition of dark chocolate malt & he worked the mortar & pestle like a pro as he broke the grain down.

Then there's the hops. Being an IPA it's traditionally going to be very hop forward, and this is a real hop monster. So this is not going to be a subtle beer, it's a large beer with an ABV of approximately 7% & hops to shock. So we decided to call it " Red Roar" a beer that wants your attention! Look out for our social media channels for when it's pouring. It's going to be a great beer! 


It's always an exciting time when our Yeasty friends from the USA come & visit. Just this week we had a large fresh batch of White Labs come in, so whatever style you want to brew we have you covered. Also in this shipment was another batch of those funky, sour inducing vials from Yeast Bay. Get in quick on these, they really fly out the door.   


Everyone loves the iconic SS Brewtech Brew Bucket, 26 litres of stainless conical bottomed homebrew stainless steel. We are very excited to soon see it' bigger brother into store, the 50 Litre Brewbucket. Watch this space & our social media channels for when it hits our shelves. 

~ 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