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Wine Making Tips

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Making wine is not a hard project if you are using the proper wine kit. The basic process involved is pouring the ingredients into a large container and waiting from four to six weeks for the fermenting process to take place and then your wine should be ready to drink.

Without the wine kit, the process can be somewhat complex if using age-old wine making procedures with a wide variety of winemaking equipment and supplies. Although with the large amount of useful wine kits and wine making tips available it should make your winemaking experience much easier.

Necessary Equipment

Prior to devoting your time and space for starting your wine making adventure, you need to develop your knowledge regarding some essential equipment. In fact, you may not be able to take advantage of wine making tips if you do not have a fundamental idea about the different equipment used for preparing wine. The equipment is necessary for wine production whether it is on a small scale or a large one. For example, the primary fermentor is a food grade plastic or glass container with 36-45 liter capacity.

A secondary carboy is a 23-liter glass or food grade container made of plastic or glass. An airlock is attached to the secondary carboy. This airlock valve is specially designed to permit gases to escape while also not allowing air and airborne impurities from getting inside the container with the wine. A hydrometer is used to find out the specific gravity of wine. This provides accurate reading on the level of sugar, alcohol content and the possible development of the fermentation process. A sanitizing agent is utilized to disinfect all the equipment before it is used.

Important Wine Making Tips 

One of the most important tips for wine making is marking the volume level on the primary fermenter. Maintaining steady temperature is crucially important for making wine also. In fact, an effective fermentation process needs a constant temperature of 70-75°F. It is mainly because yeast cells are very sensitive to temperature. The temperature regulates the rate of the fermentation process in the presence of yeast cells. For example, a slow fermentation occurs at 50-60°F; while the process becomes much faster if the temperature is maintained at 80-115°F.

Its important when making your wine to use the right sanitizing equipment so that you will not end up with a contaminated wine. You need to make sure that all the equipment is hygienic before use. In this case, a sanitizing agent will definitely be of help.