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:

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.

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