To Brew Or Not To Brew: Home Wine Brewing Kits

If you have a few grapevines growing in your backyard and if you have tasted the fruits of your labor, then maybe the time has come for you to stock your own label. Actually, you do not need your own grapes to make your own wine and you normally make better wine if you do not have your own grapes.

home-brew13The reason for this is that home wine brewing kits are so popular these days that you can go from chardonnay to merlot from a click of your mouse and simply order on-line whichever wine you prefer.

Home wine brewing kits also provide you with all of the basic equipment needed to make your own flavorful and unique wine at home. But then, if you decide to use your own grapes, your cost will be much less since you do not have to order the fruit. There are home wine brewing kits that specialize in home grown grapes.

There are Vintner’s Reserve Wine Kits, Chianti Wine Kits, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Kits and the list goes on. There are Wine Expert Wine Kits and the Beginners Home Wine Brewing Kits. These kits all come with instructions on how to make your wine, so even the newest wine connoisseur can venture into a kit for home wine brewing.

The Kit Contents

You kit will come with some basic equipment that will include: your recipe-this is absolutely necessary for any wine maker, a huge fermenting bucket with lid, a 6-gallon Better Bottle plastic carboy, #10 drilled rubber stopper-absolutely necessary so you don’t lose a drop, 3-piece airlock, triple scale hydrometer, bottle brush-you definitely want clean bottles, siphon unit, one–step sanitizer, Italian double lever corker-definitely needed, approximately 30 #8 X1.5” corks- you must have corks.

Your ingredients will be your fruit, yeast, additives and water. Most home wine brewing kits do not come with the bottles, but they are easily added with another click of the mouse. Usually the same company where you ordered your home wine brewing kit from will sell the bottles to you, as well.

After you have read the instructions very carefully, you may begin your pouring and measuring with your ingredients of the home wine brewing kit. When you have completed your mission and are sitting back waiting for your wine to ferment, its time to open a cookbook and learn how to bake your own bread sticks.

Go to the local gourmet store and choose their finest olive oil and a few herbs and spices. When all is ready, uncork your special reserve, taste a bread stick dipped in oil and put on your favorite CD. Brewing your own wine with your home wine brewing kit doesn’t get much better than this.