The Homebuilt Winery: 43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

The Homebuilt Winery: 43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

by Steve Hughes


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Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603429900
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 508,692
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steve Hughes is a home winemaker who also has more than 40 years of experience as a building designer and contractor. He regularly contributes articles on building winemaking equipment to WineMaker magazine.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Daniel Pambianchi

Chapter One: The Home Winery, An Overview

Chapter Two: Grape & Fruit Processing
Manual Destemmer
Foldable, Rollable Wine Press
Punch-Down Tool
Fermentation Cooler
Fermentation Chamber

Chapter Three: Moving Wine
Winery Dolly
Racking Canes & Hoses
Siphon Pump
Vacuum Pumping Setup
Wine Hoist
Barrel Dolly

Chapter Four: Container Management
Barrel Room
Diamond Wine Bottle Rack
Silicone Bungs

Chapter Five: The Home Wine Laboratory
Lab Support Stand
Malic Acid Test
Chromatography Chamber
Free SO2 Testing Setup
Gram Scale

Chapter Six: Sparkling Wine (Methode Champenoise)
Riddling Rack
Disgorging Freezer
Disgorging Key
Disgorging Receptacle

Chapter Seven: Filtering, Bottling & Labeling
Bottle Tree
Wine Filter
Four-Spout Bottle Filler
Label Alignment Jig

Chapter Eight: Your Wine Cellar
Drawing Cellar Plans
Ladder Racking Jig
Ladder Racking
Curved Corner Racking
Waterfall Racking
End Cap Shelves
Diamond Bins

Chapter Nine: Building the Backyard Vineyard
Cutting Propagation Bed
Vineyard Trellis

Chapter Ten: Barrel Fun
The "Winedirondack" Chair
Decorative Barrel Stand
Winery Stool
Making Your Own Toasted Oak


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