I'll buy no kits before it's time.
June 8, 2009 3:00 PM Subscribe
Wine- (and beer-) making without buying a kit: What kind of equipment to buy, and where?
posted by mudpuppie to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Beer- and wine-making hardware seems to consist mainly of buckets and tubing. Can't I get that stuff at a restaurant supply + hardware store, without purchasing one of those kits for dummies? The lid with the airlock seems to be the biggest catch. Couldn't I just buy food-grade buckets through a restaurant supplier, and then purchase the lid + gasket thingy from a homebrew supplier?
What other accessories might I need to pick up, piecemeal? Am mostly thinking of doing ciders and berry wines right now. Beer in the winter, maybe. It just seems like this stuff is pretty basic to make, and I'm not really trusting the places that want me to buy a kit for $120 or more, when the kit basically looks like buckets and tubing that I can acquire elsewhere.
Assume that I already have bottles, because I do.
And a bonus cider recipe for those reading the question.