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Old 02-10-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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I'm newbie but I have been brewing some beer and once I get that pipeline rolling as well as my apfelwein pipeline at least 3 gallons deep. I want to attempt a nice wine kit.

So do I need to get new equipment? The Island mist kits call for at least 6 gallons of liquid in the primary. So i have two 6.5 bucket fermenters. Just curious if I need to get a primary that is just for wine? Thanks.

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Old 02-10-2010, 01:47 AM   #2
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I would buy a glass carboy.

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You will be fine using buckets, I use my beer buckets to make wine all the time. I have a couple 6 gallon better bottles now for secondary but my first wine I used only buckets and it turned out fine. The Island Mist kits are made to be fast so you don't really age very long before bottling.

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i wouldn't mix beer plastics with wine plastics, unless you like hoppy wine, and grapey beer.

plastic holds aromas and colors.

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I'm guessing I'll need to get something to use just for my wine. I'd also hate to tie up my beer stuff.

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I've always used my beer making stuff for wine making stuff. Always works fine for me.

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