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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 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
AcknowledgmentsForeword by Daniel PambianchiIntroductionChapter One: The Home Winery, An OverviewChapter Two: Grape & Fruit ProcessingCrusherManual DestemmerFoldable, Rollable Wine PressPunch-Down ToolFermentation CoolerFermentation ChamberChapter Three: Moving WineWinery DollyRacking Canes & HosesSiphon PumpVacuum Pumping SetupWine HoistBarrel DollyChapter Four: Container ManagementBarrel RoomDiamond Wine Bottle RackSilicone BungsChapter Five: The Home Wine LaboratoryHydrometerLab Support StandMalic Acid TestChromatography ChamberFree SO2 Testing SetupGram ScaleChapter Six: Sparkling Wine (Methode Champenoise)Riddling RackDisgorging FreezerDisgorging KeyDisgorging ReceptacleChapter Seven: Filtering, Bottling & LabelingBottle TreeWine FilterRinser-SpargerFour-Spout Bottle FillerLabel Alignment JigChapter Eight: Your Wine CellarDrawing Cellar PlansLadder Racking JigLadder RackingCurved Corner RackingWaterfall RackingEnd Cap ShelvesDiamond BinsChapter Nine: Building the Backyard VineyardCutting Propagation BedVineyard TrellisChapter Ten: Barrel FunThe "Winedirondack" ChairDecorative Barrel StandWinery StoolMaking Your Own Toasted OakIndex