Equipment

Books
Bottling Equipment
Bottles
Fermenters/ Aging
Measurment Tools
Sanitation
Starters
Sweeteners
Yeast
Miscelioneus

Books

Bottling Equipment


Auto Siphon Auto Siphon

There are a few companies that make these they are generally the same, I found mine on Amazon. It makes siphoning go much smoother.

5 Gallon Corney Keg Kit 5 Gallon Corny Keg Kit

Amazom.com carries Ball-lock keg systems, they are not cheap I recommend starting with some used equipment and upgrading as you go. Here is a used system that is reasonable priced.


5 Gallon Corney Keg
5 Gallon Corny Keg

Amazom.com carries corny kegs, they add a nice touch to your home made beers as well as your sparkeliing wines and cidars. These corny kegs make botteling a snap they are really nice espically if you don’t want to deal with botteling.

Fermenters/ Aging


5 Gallon Glass Carboy5 Gallon Glass Carboy

Amazom.com has lots of 5 Gallon Glass Carboys, they are nice for every thing from the primary fermenting to racking or even aging.

Primary Fermenting Bucket Primary Fermenting Bucket

I found this bucket on amazon, its ported so it could be used to bottle as well as primary fermentation or even aging.

5 Gallon Better Bottle5 Gallon Better Bottle

Better bottle is leading the way with plastic carboys. They make them in 3, 5 & 6 gallons.
All of them are the cats meow.

1 Gallon Glass Jug 1 Gallon Glass Jug

These are all over the web…but for what you’ll pay to have them shipped you might as well just buy some cheap wine and drink it. You’ll have more fun that way ­čÖé

Measurement Tools


Triple Scale Hydrometer Triple Scale Hydrometer

You can get a good triple scale hydrometer right on amazon, there cheap and really useful. I can’t imagine trying to make homemade wine with out one.

Hydrometer Test Jar Hydrometer Test Jar

If your going to make a small batch of wine or if your homemade wine is in a carboy then you will need a Hydrometer test jar to test your sugars

Sanitation

Fermtech Double Bottle Washer

Fermtech Double Bottle Washer

If your going to be cleaning more that one bottle this is a must have! What makes it even better is that you can even use it to clean out Carboys.

Vinator Bottle Rinser

Vinator Bottle Rinser

I use this every time I bottle it is by far the easiest and fastest way to sanitize a bottle before filling, just mix up a cup or so of your favorite sanitizing solution.

Starter

PYREX® 500mL Erlenmeyer Flask

PYREX® 500mL Erlenmeyer Flask

These are great for making starters. You can put then right on the stove to achieve desired temp and then put on a stopper and vapor lock.

Sweetener

Yeast

Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast

Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast

Lavin high quality dry yeast packet. Recommended uses:Blush, Whites, Nouveau, Young Reds & Juice from Concentrates. Fast fermenting, produces up to 14% alcohol.

Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast

Lalvin K1-V1116 Yeast

Lavin high quality dry yeast packet. Recommended uses:Whites, Fruit wines, Concentrates, Stuck Fermentations & Cider. Fast fermenting, produces up to 18% alcohol.

Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast

Lalvin EC-1118 Yeast

Lavin high quality dry yeast packet. Recommended uses:Champagne,Dry Meads,Late Harvest, Secondary & Stuck Fermentations. VERY fast fermenting, produces up to 18% alcohol.

Miscellaneous

Stainless Steel Brew Pot Stainless Steel Brew Pot

You can buy your brew pot in almost any size you want, I bought a 5 gallon. I got mine off amazon they have lots of different sizes

Stainless Steel Brew Pot 45 Bottle Drying Tree

There is no better way to dry empty beer bottles than with this tree…trust me I have tried a lot of things. ┬áThen I bought two of these and saved my self a lot of headaches,

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