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Once you have decided whether you are going to make your beer and wine from kits or from first principles, nothing will contribute to a successful beer and wine making session than ensuring that all your equipment is clean and sterile.
At each stage of the process, you should clean and sterilise EVERY piece of equipment you are using in order to avoid failed fermentations, off flavours etc.
In most instances, the equipment should be rinsed with plain, clean water to ensure that all traces of the cleaning solution is removed prior to usage. (The main exception is if using Sodium Metabisulphate as a cleaner. This is also used as a preservative, so VERY SMALL amounts can be tolerated by your beer and wine if left on any of the fermentation or storage vessels, though it will inhibit the yeast if there is too much, so it is usually better to rinse.)