Author Archives: Carolyn

Making Beer Ice Cream at Home

scooping the finished beer ice cream

What’s better than beer?  What’s better than icecream?  Beer icecream!   This hot weather has been the perfect excuse to try out something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  Make beer icecream!  So, I bought some cream, some chocolate chips and cracked open a fresh bottle of BrewSmith Chocolate Paradise Porter.  Voila!   My […]

Christmas gifts he (or she) will love!

Picture of BrewSmith Homebrewing Australia Home Brewing Kit and Fermenter and Fern

The Christmas season is fast approaching and women everywhere will soon be contemplating what to buy for the men in their lives. A survey conducted by Officeworks showed that only 26% of Australians like the presents they receive, and women find it much harder to buy gifts for men. Luckily, we have some quirky ideas […]

Spent Grain Muesli

I don’t know about you but breakfast is what gets me out of bed in the morning (weekdays anyway).  And now there’s an even better incentive to get up… Malty beery goodness in your breakfast cereal!  We show you how to make spent grain muesli.  It’s crunchy, nutty, biscuity, sweet and delicious (contains no alcohol)! […]

5 x Taste of Melbourne Double Passes to the next 5 BrewSmith Customers!

It’s Taste of Melbourne next week (14-17 November) at Albert Park and we’re happy to announce BrewSmith is going to be there!  We’ll be giving out tastings, talking all things brewing and beer and giving a couple of demos. To celebrate, we’re giving away 5 double passes to the Taste of Melbourne event (retail value […]

Did someone say “Beer Cupcakes”?

So, it was BrewSmith’s first birthday last month and we decided to celebrate by throwing a bbq party on the banks of the Yarra and by making some BrewSmith beer cupcakes! The sun was out and it was super windy but a good day was had by all.  I almost forgot to photograph the cakes […]

Want a break from beer? Make mead with your BrewSmith kit!

If you ever feel like a break from beer (however unlikely), you may want to use your BrewSmith kit for brewing something else.  How about mead?  One of our great BrewSmith customers, Steve suggested the idea and sent us his tried and tested favourite recipe.   We’re happy to give anything a go once so last […]

Spent Grain Christmas (in July or not) Pudding

I don’t know about you but Mr BrewSmith and I have been invited to a few ‘Christmas in July’ dinners recently.  We decided to make Christmas pudding for the last one and experimented by adding some spent grain.  It turned out quite well (if I do say so myself).  This hearty, warm, sweet pudding is […]