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15 Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting Techniques for Kits

Making wine from a kit is the perfect way for a craft winemaker to explore unique varietals from regions around the world that are not typically accessible. With kits, the science behind producing a great wine has been taken care of, while the art of making a great wine is in your hands.  Although wine kits are designed to be user friendly, new and even experienced winemakers can occasionally hit a few bumps along the way.  After more than a decade of answering questions and chatting with home winemakers from around the world, I have been asked plenty of questions and offered many tips. Here, in no particular order, are the most frequently asked questions about wine kits, along with simple solutions for making wines that you will be proud to have in your cellar and share with your friends. 1. How do I clean and sanitize my equipment?  Keeping your equipment clean is the first rule for winemaking success! Cleaning and sanitizing is a 2-step process. First, clean your equipment by removing soil and stains. Use a wine equipment