1st July - Paul will be doing a double mash on the 20 litre Braumeister to brew a Classic Russian Imperial Stout (RIS).
Welcome to Grain and Grape
We're a homebrewing and winemaking business in Yarraville in Melbourne and have been operating for over 25 years. We specialize in all grain brewing but also cater to brewers and winemakers from beginners to experts.
We also supply Craft Breweries with complete systems based around Speidel 500 and 200 litre Braumeisters, tanks, heat exchangers, Sommer Mills in addition to Wyeast liquid yeast cultures, crown seals and a range of general brewing products.
System Wars 2017 was a great success with the 6 brewers producing SMASH beers to be judged in the shop on Saturday 24th June. Thanks to the brewers Alana, Anita, Mia, Helen, Ruth and Alli.
You can buy one here.
Some nice images and some info on the new model Braumeister:
Open to see the video of System Wars - Rise of the Machines at ANHC in Adelaide in October 2016.
A vote was held after tasting the beers at the Conference and the results were:
1st - Braumeister
2nd - Picobrew Zymatic
3rd - Grainfather
4th - Robobrew
Brendan O'Sullivan (3 Ravens, Mash Brewing) popped into the store and did a kettle souring demonstration for us. Here's the video!
Saturday 25th July saw the shop full of people sampling the System Wars brewer creations and witnessing our team of judges cast a critical palate over them all.
This year's task was made difficult for the judges as well as the brewers by the cruel nature of the challenge.
Stefan Speidel was in Australia during Good Beer Week and was able to spend some time at the shop with us.
Oscar recently planned and painted a mural on the wall above the stairs in the shop.
Next time you are at the counter it will be right there in front of you to enjoy.
We've just installed a new set of taps for tasting trial batches, demo brews and wort kits.
Drop in for a sample.
We were featured in the Autumn edition of Beer & Brewer Magazine.
If you would like to support the magazine you can subscribe at their shop here.
Simon and John went to Brisbane for the first combined CBIA Conference and Craft Beer Awards. All had a great deal of fun, and it was nice to catch up with old friends and sample some of the excellent Brisbane and Southern Qld brews and venues.