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 and White Labs liquid yeast cultures, crown seals and a range of general brewing products.
Wineries and small commercial cider producers can be supplied with Speidel Apple mills, hydro presses and a range of tanks.
When chilling using the Braumeister Plus remember to connect the Cooling water in from the bottom and out from the top. This reduces cooling time by over 50%.
Also, as with any cooling system, a two stage cooling procedure is much more efficient than a single stage one, especially if ground water is warmer than desired fermentation temperature.
We're not sure if it was the One Day Sale, the last minute rush to lodge entries for the Westgate Brewers' Stout Extravaganza or the official SystemWars Beer Tasting, but this Saturday the shop was chocka-block full of people.
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
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 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.