Equipment Required for Making Wine from a Kit

Once you’ve decided on what wine kit you’d like to make we now move onto what equipment you’ll need to get started. In this video I outline the minimum amount of equipment required to get going. You can always add more gadgets but this is an affordable place to start. In summary, you’ll need: a primary fermenter a carboy a hydrometer test jar racking cane with tubing wine thief corks a corker wine bottles bottle filler carboy brush bottle brush sanitizer Here are links* to most of the equipment shown in the video: Winemaking Equipment Kit Carboy Brush Wine Thief Test Jar (very similar to mine) The testing equipment I showed is not necessary with a kit, however, it doesn’t hurt to get an early start to understanding the chemistry of wine. *These are affiliate links. By clicking on these links you will be helping support Winemaker’s...

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What Comes in a Winemaking Kit?

So you’ve decided you want to make wine but what do you need to get going? First of all you’ll need to choose a wine kit. A wine kit includes a grape juice concentrate, most importantly, but also several additional chemicals used during the winemaking process. In this video session I’ll show you what you can expect to find in your winemaking kit when you open it up. Here’s a link to the Vintner’s Reserve Shiraz shown in the video (affiliate). In the next session we’ll cover the equipment required to ferment the grape juice into wine. Questions or comments? Please let me know...

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