at home items
not in your equipment kit that will need to be purchased at the time of
- Concentrate kit: Wine
Concentrate Kits can be shipped. Not in stock, but can be drop
Vintners Kit OR
Spagnols Kit. We drop ship these
kits. See our list or make a request.
you need grape juice concentrate
for a fruit wine recipe. We have some.
- Juice: 1/2 gallon more juice than you need
for a finish volume of 5-7 gallons. OR
- Juice: The initial volume needed and plan on
topping up with finished wine.
to ship our juices and grapes.
- Red Grapes at the rate of 12-13 pounds per
gallon if fermented on the skins OR
- White Grapes at the rate of 15 pounds per
gallon cold pressed. Do not ferment white grapes on the skins.
They can be skin soaked for 6-8 hours.
(most) grape orders need to be placed in advance. Deposit
unable to ship.
Metabisulfite powder is an
anti-oxidant and anti bacterial additive used at a 40-80 ppm (parts per million),
which is 1/4 teaspoon per 5 gallons for a white or 1/8 teaspoons per 5 gallons
for a red. This
is added at racking. It can also be used for cleaning and chasing chlorine
· Corn sugar,
dextrose, simple sugar to adjust the Brix of
the juice to 21-23%. 5 pounds $5.99
If you use cane sugar, heat it in juice to
dissolve and to convert to simple
how much do you need??
your pick, our
recommendations, nitrogen sealed, vacuum packed for 5-6 gallons. If
you open a pack of yeast for just a 1 gallon batch, use the entire pack.
Ferm is a micro-nutrient to aid in the re-hydration process of dried
is to increase nutrient content in juice or must and is classified as an energizer
as it has other nutrients present
Diammonium phosphate (100%) is a grape juice or must nutrient.
sizes of the above additives, nutrients are available, go to the additive page
We have a full line of additives to reduce and increase acid, to inhibit yeast
and lots of other supplies.
Wine bottles are not in your kit.
You will need 24-25 bottles for each 5 gallons to bottle.
Save them, ask friends to save, rinse and drain.
You do not want a bottle that was not rinsed. Check recycling centers, 3 liter to gallon jugs are great to
have, also. Ask us what we have for
(1) 200 gallons per calendar year for a household in which two or more
adults reside, or (2) 100 gallons per calendar year if there is only one adult
residing in the household. How
there is more! Drop by, hours
shopping 24/7. We will not hold up
your online order! It will be shipped in
24-48 hours, ASAP!
- Books, more and more information.
Enjoy Home Winemaking is in the kit.
- Carboys are a clear glass or PET "jug" of different
sizes. We have 3,5, and 6 gallon jugs or carboys. You'll
always need an empty one or a bucket
racking, which is the process of transferring wine off the lees
(sediment) into a clean carboy or container. With your kit rack
into the bucket and then transfer back to your carboy.
- Bung to fit (#6-#7 or a
an airlock, which are in the
equipment kit. The bung in your kit will fit the PET, so it is a #10
Buon Vino bung.
- Siphon hose and racking tube for racking, which are in the equipment kit.
- A bottle filler is in the equipment kit for the end process of filling bottles. It attaches to
end of siphon tubing and fills from the bottom up, displacing enough
wine for corking when removed.
- Corks and corker
if you did not get a deluxe kit.
link to how to read your hydrometer, (triple scale: potential alcohol,
Brix, specific gravity) to test the sugar level BEFORE
fermentation. This is in the equipment kit.
- Basic Understanding of
- Making Wine from Juice,
including yeast starter
instructions, this is just a printable page
- Making Red Grapes to Wine
another printable page
- +5-5 Hydrometer to check
sugar at the end of fermentation. (NOT in your kit). You will also need the14 inch hydrometer jar for this specialty hydrometer.
A negative 2 reading is dry, dry, dry. A positive 1degree or a 0
reading has some sugar left and is not safe to bottle unless Sorbate (in
combination with Potassium Metabisulfite) is going to be used. See
Bottling Sweet Wine (Sorbate)
- pH at
Addition Chart at www.101winemaking.com
- You will need bottles: 750 ml standard bottles: 2 dozen plus 1per 5
gallons of wine. ~30 for 6 gallons (750 ml), rinse and save your
bottles. They are not included in the kit
Wines: late harvest and more at 101winemaking.com
- Grapes and Juices our list for
the current year