There are several different pieces of wine making equipment to be used in order to achieve a great batch of wine. I will name the pieces of equipment and what each item is used for.1) You will need...
There are several different pieces of wine making equipment to be used in order to achieve a great batch of wine. I will name the pieces of equipment and what each item is used for.
1) You will need a primary fermenter—this item is used to begin your winemaking. It will be your first container used and it should have a solid cover over it.
2) You need a hydrometer. This contains a SG (specific gravity) scale. It measures the liquid volume or density in comparison with water. It can also be used to measure how much alcohol the wine has in it..
3) You will need two glass or plastic carboys. Glass is best. The wine will be stored in one of these carboys and the other is for the purpose of transferring the wine.
4) You also need tow measuring cups—one large and one small. The large measuring cup needs to be at least two quarts. It is used for measuring and pouring your water. The small one (at least 8 oz.) is used for measuring the ingredients that are added in smaller amounts. Along with your measuring cups, you should have some measuring spoons ready.
5) Another piece of wine making equipment you need is a funnel (large and plastic) to add cleaning elements or any ingredients you will add to the wine.
6) You will need a long handle spoon (plastic preferably). Your batch will be at least 5 gallons. It is very difficult to mix anything in a large container with a short spoon.
7) You need to get a wine thief—this instrument is used to extract wine samples for tasting purposes.
8) Another piece of equipment necessary is a siphon hose (a plastic hose which is PVC grade). You will use this to transfer the wine into the carboys from the fermenting container.
9) Lastly, make sure you have a gallon jug. This is for containing the solution you will need for the sanitation of the wine making equipment. Any of the equipment should always be scrubbed before use and after use.
Now, this is all the equipment you need for winemaking. Of course, after the wine has been made you need wine bottles in which to pour it. The bottles must have corks and must be sanitized. There is a wide range of bottles to choose from—different ones for different wines. You can find any wine making equipment you need at locations for online ordering or at brick and mortar stores that sell this type of equipment.