29th April - Dan Walker - BIAB - Hops were not discovered 5 years ago by Americans with too much facial hair.
Welcome to Grain and Grape
We're a homebrew 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 Wyeast liquid yeast cultures & Speidel 500 and 200 litre Braumeisters, tanks, crown seals and a range of general brewing products.
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.
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.
Another ANHC has come and gone. For now, we wanted to thank anyone who made the trek to Adelaide.
Key Proceedings were:
• Conference events spanning 3 days with more than 15 speakers
• Gala Dinner
In our never ending quest for more efficient wort kit production on our 500 litre Braumeisters we have come up with a method for dramatically improving the productivity of all Braumeisters. The secret is in the fact that the kettle on all Braumeisters is much larger than the nominal capacity.
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.
We are milling absolutely heaps of malt these days which has prompted us to install a new Wolf Mill, Mill Room (built by Ferg) and extractor fan.