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Winemaking Checklist

Supplies needed to make wine…

  • Grapes or juice
  • Yeast
  • Malolactic Starter
  • Potassium Metabisulfite, powdered
    1 lb. $4 – The Grape  & Granary
  • Sodium Metabisulfite, powdered for general cleaning and disinfecting
    1 lb. $2.70 – The Grape  & Granary
  • Tartaric Acid
    8 oz. $6- The Grape  & Granary
  • Citric Acid
    1 lb. $3.50 – The Grape  & Granary

Equipment needed to make wine…

  • Primary Fermentation Tank
    32 Gal. with Lid: 3 @ $38 each – Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
  • Glass Carboys
    5 Gal. 10 @ $13, 3 Gal. 1 @ $10 – Craigslist
  • Glass Jugs
    1 Gal. 2 @ $4.50 – The Grape  & Granary
  • Oak Barrel (optional)
  • Stoppers and Fermentation Locks
    Universal Stopper $0.89 ea., Twin bubble air lock $1.19 ea. – The Grape  & Granary
  • Basket Press
  • Punch Down Tool
    Potato Masher: $14 – Seattle Restaurant Store
  • Food Grade Pail
    5 gallon: $5 – Home Depot
  • Funnel
    10″ nylon food-grade $9.19 – The Grape  & Granary
  • Racking Wand
    30′ stainless steel $17 – The Grape  & Granary
  • Gram Scale (1 gram precision)
    $26 – Market Cellar Homebrew
  • Carboy Brush
    $6 – Market Cellar Homebrew
  • Hydrometer
    0 to +35: $23, -5 to +5: $12 – E.C. Kraus
  • Thermometer
  • pH Tester
    Jenco 618F: VisionPlus pH/Temperature Tester Pen $81 – SupplyCloud
    (don’t forget the calibration buffers – 7.00 and 4.01 @ $10)
  • Graduated Cylinder
    Sampling Wine Thief: $14 – E.C. Kraus
  • Wine Thief
  • Hoses
    5′ 3/8″ O.D. Clear tubing @ $0.45/ft – The Grape  & Granary
  • Hose clamps

And stuff needed to bottle the wine…

  • 750 ml. bottles
  • Corks
  • Corker
  • Capsules
  • Heat Gun

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