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This page is dedicated to people, places, organisations, web sites and anything or anyone else that likes doing what we do and helps us to do what we do, the best way that we can!

Foodies and Associations

University of Newcastle - Brewing Course Brewing and judging great beers involves both art and science. An understanding of the nuances of production, storage and flavours of beer can be aided by a working knowledge of the chemical processes involved. This brewing course aims to acquaint you with some important concepts of biochemistry as they relate to craft beer and the science of how to brew. This brewing course provides real-world applications of biochemistry and provides an understanding of the processes taking place in fermentation. The course will explore the chemical basis for different beer flavour profiles, the biochemistry of malting and extracting fermentable sugars from grain and the chemical reactions occurring in the kettle and the fermenter to produce these flavour compounds

Slow Food Blue Mountains - Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

Eat At Dixiebelle's - A slow food and sustainable living blogger with some great ideas, tips and information relating to self-sufficiency practices.

Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) - The purpose of the Beer Judge Certification Program is to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills. We certify and rank beer judges through an examination and monitoring process.

Brewing, Distilling and Winemaking

Easy Kegging - kegging home brew, kegging parts, home brew, micro brewery, kegging accessories.

Keg King - Dedicated to producing great quality keg dispensing equipment for our customers. From kegerators to gas bottles.

Beer & Brewer Magazine - A consumer magazine celebrating the beer industry and lifestyle in Australia & New Zealand

List of Australian Breweries - Wikipedia's comprehensive guide to Australian breweries both large and small.

Bintani Australia - Wholesale suppliers of the finest ingredients to the food and beverage industries, specialising in beverages of the fermented variety.

Cryer Malt - Wholesalers of malted grain and other products to the brewing and other food related industires.

Hopco - supplies the needs of small breweries, micro breweries and home brew outlets with quality Australian and Imported hops.

Copper Tun, Mangrove Jack's, Vintner's Harvest and Still Spirits - iMake's range of brewing equipment, kits and ingredients.

Brewcellar - An Australia-wide Distribution organization servicing the Home Brew Specialty Market that provides such iconic brands as Morgan’s, Coopers, Samuel Willard’s.

Pure Distilling - Wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of home distilling equipment and ingredients.

Essencia - Wholesale suppliers and manufacturers of home distilling equipment and ingredients.

Edwards Essences - Manufacturers of spirits essences, expertly created from ingredients of the highest quality providing you with an authentic taste profile of premium quality, the ultimate in performance and great value for money.

MyKegOnLegs Suppliers of brand new Catalina Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Gas Cylinders throughout Australia, with over 100 sales and filling locations Australia wide.

Home Distiller - A useful web site, chock full of information and resources for those who are curious about distilling practices.

Wyeast Laboratories - A wholesaler of the finest strains of liquid yeast to the brewing and wine making industry world wide.

BrewWiki - a user-created brewing encyclopedia designed to help home and professional beer brewers.

Cheese Making

The Cheese Maker - Cheese making courses and supplies for home cheese makers, special and corporate events based in Western Australia.

Dairy Australia - Dairy Australia is the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry. Our role is to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry.

Mad Millie - New Zealand based DIY food kit manufacturer.

Charcuterie (Meat curing and smoking and sausage making)

Hark Enterprises - Australian brand name synonymous with all things to do with grilling, roasting and smoking foods. 

Sausages Made Simple -  A Victoria based company that is passionate about fresh, tasty food, made using traditional Italian methods and techniques. They offer a range of courses including cured and fresh sausage making, wine making and cheese making. 

Chocolate Making

Roberts Confectionery - An Australian owned and operated wholesaler and distributor providing a huge range of chocolate making and cake decorating products.

Coffee Roasting

Coffeeresearch.orgAn educational web site for coffee enthusiasts.  Since many introductory coffee sites are available, this site will focus on some of the more advanced topics in coffee. Their audience ranges from passionate consumers to coffee professionals and the tone of the site is appropriate for both. 

Australian Native Foods and Cooking

A Taste of the Bush - A manufacturer and wholesaler of such native culinary delights as  infused Macadamia oils, caramelised vinegars, and wonderfully nutty dukkahs as well as a comprehensive range of Australian native herbs, spices, spice blends and fruits

Jam Making and Preserves

Fowler's Vacola - An Australian company started by Joseph Fowler in 1915 the company of J. Fowler & Co. had begun producing home-bottling kits containing a sterilizer, bottles, lids, rings and a thermometer. Today Fowlers Vacola range of Vaccuum Preserving and Food Dehydrating equipment and accessories are enjoying renewed popularity as consumers turn to back to traditional methods of food preparation and storage.

Wal's Creator

Max Mannix - Artist and creator of lively, colorful characters and scenes of life in the Australian bush.