Welcome to Grain and Grape
We're a brewing and winemaking supply business in Yarraville in Melbourne and have been operating for over 25 years. We specialize in all grain brewing homebrewing but cater to brewers and winemakers from beginners to experts. Education and customer service are vital components of the business. We run weekly brewing demonstrations, spend heaps of time face to face with brewers, are involved in events and organizations such as the Australian National Homebrewing Conference and Homebrew 101 during Good Beer Week and the Independent Brewers Association and their Craft Beer Industry Association Conference.
We 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.
We had a great turnout for Brendan’s malting and toasting demo last Saturday.
He is now planning to do a brew with the malt at his next demo then a tasting at a future one. A PDF of the leaflet he handed out on the day is here.
We are seriously happy with our part in helping the Copperhead Restaurant and Brewery getting up and running. Owner Jason Cox chose a 200L Braumeister, Speidel tanks and complete system supplied by us.
He came here to the shop for a training session on our 500L Braumeister just before he opened up. Check out a recent article here.
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.
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.
Belgian Golden Strong - Wy 1388 - Dan Walker Demo
Red X Grain Kit – yeast US-05
Julian’s Munich Dunkel FWK – Wyeast 2206
Carry my Bags Summer Porter – Yeast US-05
Smoke & Fire Rauchbier – Ruth & Helen’s Demo Beer
Berlinerweisse – 2nd Gen Farmhouse Yeast – Wy 3726
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.