What equipment do I need to start making wine at home?

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Very little equipment is required for making wine:

  • Primary Fermenter (plastic pail)

  • Secondary Fermenter (glass/plastic carboy)

  • Airlock for carboy

  • Syphon

  • Bottle brush

  • Carboy brush

  • Hydrometer with jar

  • Spoon

  • Cleaner & Sanitizer

    When you are ready to bottle then you'll need:

  • Bottles (approx 30)

  • Corks

  • Floor Corker (I rent one from the local shop)

I recommend purchasing a starter kit from your local homebrew/wine shop. They're normally really great and good prices.

  • Is a wine wand required?
    – sgwill
    Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 12:50
  • If you mean a bottling wand, sure! It makes bottling a lot easier and is not expensive.
    – Philippe
    Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 19:29

Another great source where my parents buy most of their stuff is at midwestsupplies.com.


Here are some good resources for making wine at home:



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