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Vino or Passata ? Let's do Both !

~ Change in Opening Hours ~

Now that 2018 has kicked into full " making mode " Home Make It has extended it's trading hours. From this Saturday and all through the year, we will be open from 9am to 3pm every Saturday. More time to test wine, talk recipes & solve any issues with your produce. Please note, we will not be trading on Sundays. 


~ Labour Day Holiday ~


Please be aware that Home Make It stores will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday the 12th of March. Making is a hard but rewarding job, sometimes we need to just sleep in! 

~ The Tomatoes Are In ~ 

From what we are hearing this weekend is going to be a huge sea of red. Skins & seeds will be flying & drums will be coming up to the boil while family & friends frantically tighten lids. Passata time! Every day we have multiple customers fly in the door in a mad panic. Sauce day is underway & they've forgotten the bottles or lids, need an extra burner or pot. So please, check your lists & come in before the day to get your Passata supplies. See you soon.


~ Tomato Day ~ 

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On Saturday the 10th of March, 2018 our friends at The Craft & Co Farm are having a celebration of the Tomato. Roll up to the lovely vinyard surroundings & be ready to go hands on in this Passata fest. All participants will take home a bottle of the red gold after each session. Workshops will be held at hourly intervals from 11am to 2pm & spaces are first in, first served.  Register at the Home Make It stall.  And why not make a day of it, with the kitchen cooking tomato themed dishes all day & even the bar serving up some delicious bloody mary's. For times & bookings for lunch, head over to their Facebook page. There will also be live entertainment in the marquee from 1pm, with the fabulous Richard George, acoustic singer and guitarist.  


 ~ Vino ~ 

The sun, soil, water & vines have conspired again to give us the grapes we need to make this year's Vino. From what we have seen & tasted so far the grapes are fantastic, with good acidity & sugar levels. Just remember the golden rule, BUY GOOD GRAPES - MAKE GOOD WINE ( if you give us a call we can guide you to the right growers ). This rule will cost you a little bit more money, but save you a lot of time & heartache. Our wine tasters are polishing their hydrometers, calibrating their PH meters & preparing their taste buds as we speak, awaiting your home made wine for evaluation. For a small gold coin donation we will check your wine & use every ounce of our experience to help you get the best out of your grapes. And if you need any equipment or additives for your wine..we have it.  




~ Cade's Brew News ~

I'm an avid reader & I love a beer. So I was very excited when contacted by the Moreland City Council to hold a talk on Home Brewing in the grand old Brunswick Library. We had a great turnout & lots of laughs ( not to mention  samples ) were had before our time was up. A big thanks to the Brunswick Library for having us & the attendees for coming and providing an enjoyable evening.


In last years IPA home brew competition run by the might Merri Mashers Homebrew Club, we got together with our friends at The Craft & Co & offered to up-size the winning brew on their 1000 Litre commercial brew system. Well it definitely went well & Julian's winning Red IPA came out a treat. As part of their wonderful " Free Keg Friday's " offer, The Craft & Co will be putting on this hoppy monster this Friday from 5pm. Julian, the comp winner who's beer was " upsized " will be behind the bar pouring his beer as well. I'll see you there !



 After an amazing festive season where we pretty much sold out of every Fresh Wort Kit we had made ( good for us, but not for our customers ! ), we've been trying to get back on board & re-stocked. We have good stocks of Porter, Session Ale & IPA in stock at the moment and more to come shortly...including some new & exciting brews. Need some hops to dry hops these tasty cubes of malty goodnes ? We have them


 Happy Brewing ! 


~ Specials ~

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~ Vouchers ~

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