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Wine Making




This is a list of the minimum equipment required to make wine. 

  • Primary: 6- or 7-gallon white plastic bucket,

  • Secondary: 1-gallon , 3-gallon,  and 5-gallon containers,

  • Bung: rubber corks with hole drilled for the airlock to fit in,

  • Airlock: "S"-type is recommended,

  • Hydrometer: with both specific gravity and potential alcohol scales,

  • Hydrometer Jar: a tall chimney jar in which the hydrometer is floated,

  • Siphon Hose: about 6 feet of 1/2 inch clear plastic tubing,

  • Acid Blend: crystaline,

  • Pectic Enzyme: dry, powdered,

  • Grape Tannin: dry, powdered, 

  • Campden Tablets

  • Potassium Metabisulfite

  • Potassium Sorbate

  • Yeast Nutrient

  • Wine Yeast

  • Nylon Straining Bag

  • Corks: size #9 fits most wine bottles (recommendation: buy quality corks),

  • Corker

  • Bottles: you will need five 750-ml bottles per US gallon of wine, six per Imperial gallon.


Have everything ready? Check out the recipes!



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Fall 2003