With a kit like this, making wine at home is easy, even if you've never done it before. Also designed for making six-gallon batches, the Deluxe Winemaking Kit has the same equipment as the Basic, but with several upgrades. The best thing about this kit is the floor corker. It's far more sturdy and efficient than hand held corkers, and can easily be operated by one person. An then there's the gadgets: a wine thief and test jar make taking and reading hydrometer samples easier and more accurate; the sanitizable plastic paddle is ideal for mixing must, stirring in additives, or degassing wine prior to bottling; a carboy handle makes it easier to move a carboy; two fermometers stick to the fermenters for constant temperature readings; and an extra fermentation lock gives the flexibility to stagger batches. The Deluxe Winemaking Kit is the way to go if you will be making more than a couple of batches of wine in a year; further experience will make you glad to have the gear in this kit.
Contains everything in #7650 plus:
- * Carboy handle
- * 2 x Fermometer
- * Six gallon bottling bucket
- * Extra fermentation lock
- * Wine thief
- * Plastic paddle
- * Floor corker (upgrade from double lever)
- * Test jar
- * Ingredients - try a Selection or Vintners Reserve kit
- * Empty Bottles - six gallons of wine will fill approximately 30 750 ml bottles.
NEEDED BUT NOT INCLUDED:
- Excellent Kit Review by Guy
- Everything you need but the wine Review by Travis
The floor corker is perfect! Totally worth the price, it's easy to use and looks super hoss in your home winery. Major time saver right here.
The siphon set is awesome too. Can't beat it really, another major time saver when racking. It's also got a bottle filler with it so you don't have to worry about making a giant sticky mess when you're bottling.
You will want more one rinse though, you get enough to make your first batch of wine but who only makes one? ;)
It's totally an awesome investment and you can't beat the price for it! (Posted on 10/13/13)
- Almost perfect Review by Doug
- Best Winemaking Kit - EVER! Review by Alan
I was skeptical about the process/equipment and after looking numerous places online, settled on Northern Brewer based on the quality of the items within the kit. And I am glad I did. We are about to bottle the wine we made and couldn't be happier. The deluxe kit has a metal cork press which from playing around with, is pretty intense and the extra bucked/glass carboy were essential.
Like the directions say, purchase bottles and a wine kit and you are golden. I bought two cases of fresh bottles and we've collected additional bottles while awaiting our wine to finish.
As far as directions go. How to make your own wine with these kits is just as simple as doing a load of laundry. Pay attention once and let it work itself.
We are very satisfied customers and have found a new home for all of our wine needs.
Only addition I would make to the kit is the attachment for the drill to mix the contents. (Posted on 7/25/13)
- Great beginner kit Review by VW
- paddle Review by Vinskin