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Welcome to Grain and Grape

Trading hours over Easter and Anzac Day

Our Trading hours over the Easter and Anzac Day period will be as follows:

Friday 18th April                 Closed (Good Friday);
Saturday 19th April          Closed (Easter Saturday);
Sunday  20th April             Closed;
Monday 21st April             Closed (Easter Monday);
Tuesday 22nd April          Open;
Wednesday 23rd April     Open;
Thursday 24th April           Open;
Friday 25th April                 Closed (Anzac Day);
Saturday 26th April           Open;
Sunday 27th April              Closed;

Return to normal trading from Monday 28th April.

 

Returning customers. If you were a customer with our old site you will need to create an account at the checkout.
 
New users can also create an account at the checkout.
 
Welcome to the new Grain and Grape website. We're a homebrew and winemaking business in Yarraville in Melbourne. We specialize in all grain brewing homebrewing but also cater to brewers and winemakers from beginners to experts. We ship Australia wide and Internationally.
 
We also supply Craft Breweries, notably Wyeast liquid yeast cultures and Speidel 500 and 200 litre Braumeisters and a range of general brewing products.

Latest News

We have 11 varieties of small batch fresh wort kits produced on the 500 litre Braumeister at G&G. Above is a photo of Chris removing the malt pipe after sparging. The unit has a kettle volume of 930 litres and makes around 800 litres of wort per batch.

Our latest variety is a Saison based on a recipe by our old friend and colleague and now brewer at Red Hill Brewery - Simon Haylock. It's a Saison made with Pilsner malt and a small amount of Wheat malt. Bittering hops are Northern Brewer with a large dose of Styrian Goldings to finish. A fruity, dry, well hopped thirst quenching beer. OG of 1.066 and 30 IBU’s with no dilution. With 3 litres of water added it is 1.056 at 25.5 IBU. Use Wyeast French or Belgian Saison or Danstar Belle Saison dry yeast.

Prior to that was "Mosey on Brown" - 17 litres. 1.050 OG approx with 3 litres of water added for a total of 20 litres. IBU 43.

An American Ambery Brown. The recipe came from an in house Grain & Grape competition that resulted in a tie between Sam and Pete.Has a lovely malty profile with firm bitterness. Use Wyeast 1272 or Danstar BRY-97.

You can see all the kits and descriptions here.

 

 

 

Those in the shop recently will have noticed a second beer fridge. With our cool room at the back, all beer is now refrigerated from arrival. Further, we only deal with distributors who guarantee that their stock is transported in refrigerated containers and stored refrigerated.

We have loads of new beers including:

Watous Witbier;
Hanssens Gueze
Moon Dog Mustafa’s Dancing Helmet & Bjorn to Boogie;
Founders Backwoods Bastard;
BrewCult Keep on Truckin’;
Deschuttes Black Butte Porter;
Birra Del Borgo ReAle and InBraNata;
Birra del Borgo/DogfishHead My Antonia;
Fullers Black Cab Stout, Vintage Ale, Past Masters 1966 Strong Ale and Imperial Stout;
De Dottignies Saison and Noir;
De Dochteur Embrasse;
Troubadour Blond, Magma and Westkust;

To quote Crafty Pint - "there can’t be many places where those curating the beer list are such experts"

 

 

Since 2000 we have run twice monthly all grain brewing demonstrations in the shop usually on the second and last Saturday of the month. They are aimed at the first time all grain brewer although brewers of all levels of experience are welcome and will benefit. They commence at 9.00am and finish at 12.30pm. They are free and there is no need to book. They are informal and there is no need to be there for the entire morning. You can drop in for 30 minutes at any stage and take a peek. We always have beers on for tasting during demos.

Upcoming demos:

12th April - Brendan doing Gravity and Braumeister

26th April - Dan & Geoff doing Brew in a Bag (BIAB)

We've been invited to create an event for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

The theme of the festival this year is "Water" so we have come up with a demo that will delve into the history of three beer styles that became great because of their unique location and the water that influenced the beers.

Ron Feruglio will brew a Bohemian Pils Fresh Wort Kit - our first seasonal - on the 500 litre Braumeister.

Brendan O'Sullivan will brew an Irish Stout on the 20 litre Braumeister and Dan Walker will brew a Burton Pale Ale using BIAB on a Crown Urn.

There will be much discussion about the water, the methods and wisdom of attempting to replicate that water and general brewing chit chat.

This event is sold out.

Make your own tasty cheese at home! Guys and girls that make beer are often into other kinds of fermentation such as making cheese.
These cheese kits make great presents as we found out when staff at the shop bought some as Christmas presents.
Some of the cheese is quick and easy to make. Some are more time consuming but worth it, take your pick.

You can see the different kits to choose from here.

Recently Grain and Grape played host to Chris, Julia and the gang from Josie Bones for a hands on training session. Brendan, nominally in charge, ceded control of the 20 litre Braumeister and the gravity system to two teams and everyone participated in recipe development and brewing. A Pavlova Cream Ale - to be keg Kiwi Fruited and a Spiced Belgian Dark Ale with heaps of Christmas pudding type spices were produced.