A complete starter kit containing all the equipment and ingredients you need to make 6 bottles of Red, White or Rose wine
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A complete equipment starter kit containing everything you need to make your first 6 bottles of Red, White or Rose wine:
1*5ltr fermenting bin and lid
1*5ltr plastic demijohn (or glass demijohn as an option)
1 bubbler airlock (+ bored bung if purchasing a glass demijohn)
1 syphon tube
1 12" glass thermometer
1 Stevenson Reeves/Betterbrew hydrometer
100gms of cleaning/sterilising solution
In the instructions provided with some kits, you are advised to start the fermentation in one vessel and then transfer it to the demijohn once the initial vigorous stage has eased off. There is nothing wrong with this but it is usually unnecessary as it is really only a precaution against the wine must attempting to escape from a demijohn that has been overfilled, had too much yeast added, or stored at too high a fermentation temperature causing the yeast to be over-active.
With our starter equipment, the demijohn is used to undertake the whole of the primary fermentation. At the end of fermentation, you are usually required to "de-gas" the wine (shake it vigorously to remove any dissolved CO2) prior to adding the clearing solution.
If you do this in the demijohn, any sediment that has already settled on the bottom will be disturbed and mixed back into the must, so we provide a 5ltr bucket so that you can transfer the wine to it temporarily whilst you clean out the demijohn. Once it has been cleaned, you can return the wine to the demijohn, de-gas it and leave it to clear and mature prior to bottling.
This kit comes complete with a choice of Red, White or Rose wine from our extensive range of 6 bottle Beaverdale wine kits, and makes an ideal present for Birthdays, Christmas, Valentines Day or Mothers Day. The Wine kit contains 1.5ltrs of concentrated grape juice, a pack of yeast, a pack of stabilising powder and a pack of clearing solution. All you need to add is water.
You can, if you wish, upgrade the demijohn to a more substantial 1 gallon traditional glass demi-john jar.
Many "starter kits" either do not supply syphons, hydrometers and thermometers, or else include basic or less expensive ones to reduce the cost. Our Winemaking Starter Kit contains EVERYTHING that you need to start making wine (except water) and all the items are of the finest quality.