For a complete beginner we would recommend purchasing a brewing bucket with airlock, which can be used for both the first and second fermentations, and a siphon tube. You can reuse old screw cap wine bottles for storing your wine in, but there is a link to some nicer looking swing top bottles in the table below.
To make your wine you will need:
5L plastic bucket with a lid.
Used in stage 1: first fermentation
During this stage the whole fruits are fermented along with the brewing liquid, and the fermentation should be quite vigorous. Because of this we recommend not using a glass demijohn for this stage.
5L container with airlock.
Used in stage 2: second fermentation
This can be either a glass demijohn or a plastic bucket with an airlock.
Scales to measure out your fruit and wine.
Normal kitchen scales should do fine for this.
Siphon tube to transfer your wine into bottles.
This is a long transparent tube which uses a bit of clever physics to transfer liquid from one container to another.
Bottles to store your finished wine in.
I would recommend using screw top wine bottles. You can reuse old wine bottles so there’s no need to get hold of any specifically. If you did want to make a fancier looking bottle, swing tops are always a good way to go.
Here are some helpful links to some equipment. These prices are all the cheapest I could find on Amazon with prime shipping.
Brewing Bucket with airlock
This can be used for both stage 1 and stage 2.
£9.79 (as of April 2019)
5L Brewing Bucket (no airlock)
This can be used for only stage 1.
£6.99 (as of April 2019)
Glass demijohn (with airlock)
This can be used for only stage 2.
£14.95 (as of April 2019)
£6.59 (as of April 2019)
750ml swing top bottles
£19.88 (as of April 2019)
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