If you’re looking to make wine at home, you’ll need a number of pieces of equipment. While many people can get by with a couple of bottles and some basic ingredients, having the right tools makes the process much easier.
Some of the most common pieces of equipment for winemaking are:
A Fermentation bottle filling lines Vessel Something to store your juice that is easy to clean and doesn’t leak. If you’re making a large batch, consider getting multiple containers.
An Air Lock A device that keeps outside air out of your fermenter, while allowing carbon dioxide to escape during fermentation.
Having an airlock on your fermentation vessels is important because it prevents oxygen from promoting the development of vinegar, which is what happens if you leave the air in.
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Long Stirring Spoon A long stirring spoon will allow you to reach inside your fermentation tubs and stir the liquid.
Hydrometer A hydrometer is one of the most important tools for winemaking. It allows you to accurately measure the specific gravity of your juice and determine how much sugar to add to the mix.
A Hydrometer Test Jar This jar will make taking readings from your hydrometer a lot easier, as well as making it much faster to take small samples of your wine for testing.
Wine Thief A Wine Thief is another piece of equipment that you’ll need to help take small samples of your wine for testing.
All of these items can be found at Prospero and are all essential for the winemaking process. Having these tools on hand will allow you to produce high-quality wines at home, no matter your experience level.