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Welcome to Grain and Grape

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 with Wyeast liquid yeast cultures & 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 850 to 900 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.

 

 

 

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:

25th October - Dan and Geoff doing Brew in a Bag (BIAB)

8th November - Brendan doing Gravity and Braumeister

On Saturday, 28 June, we held the judging of System Wars 2014 - Iron Brewer - Chili Beer, the culmination of many months of planning and brewing.

You can see some images here.

Our esteemed panel of judges comprised Mark Hibberd, Australia's first National BJCP Judge; Tina Panoutsos, manager of CUB Sensory Programme Team (and speaker at ANHC four) and Wilson Hede, BJCP Judge and assistant brewer at Two Birds Brewing. They judged the seven chili beers by Dan Dainton, Ron Feruglio, Simon Haylock, Steve (Hendo); Henderson, Brendan O'Sullivan , Sam Slaney and Dan Walker. Their brief was to consider each beer on its technical merit as well as how well it exemplified the secret ingredient (Chili), no easy task given that the styles chosen by our brewers ranged from Belgian Saison, through English Pale Ale to Imperial Stout. Ultimately, they agreed that the Poblano Chili Saison by Simon Haylock was the winning beer. Meanwhile, the shop full of people cast their votes for the People's Choice Award, naming Brendon O'Sullivan Habanero Whiskey Old Fashioned Imperial Stout the clear winner with 39.2% of the vote. Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to the brewers, judges, stewards and voters. Commiserations to those who didn't get to try the beers!

On the same day we hosted the brewing of four beers for the 7th Annual Pairing Dinner at William Angliss. More details to follow.

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.