Winemaking Equipment and Sterilization

In order to make your own wine you will need the following wine making equipment:

  • 30 litre fermenter
  • A 5 gallon glass carboy (You can also reuse the canisters our juice comes in)
  • a 23 Litre pail
  • Hydrometer, siphon tubing, J-Tube
    • Optional: Plastic spoon, filling tube, rubber bungs and airlocks (if using a carboy)
  • Potassium Metabisulphite (sanitizer), stabilizer, yeast
    • Optional: yeast nutrient, gelatin and kieselsol for clarifying white wine
Sterilization

-Dissolve 2 oz. of potassium metabisulphite into a one (1) gallon jug of hot water. This makes a reusable disinfecting solution that will last up to 6 months if kept tightly capped.

-Sterilize all equipment that will touch the wine or juice by rinsing it with this metabisulphite solution. After sterilizing your equipment, always rinse your equipment twice with water.

KJ Urban Winery in Guelph stocks all of the wine making equipment and accessories listed above. Visit our shop to purchase all necessary equipment or contact us for more information.

Click here to read the first step in our winemaking instructions.