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Old 12-04-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Hello..

After Homebrewing beer for a while, I'd like to get into Wine, also...

I see these "Upgrade kits" at AHS, but Im curious if that is a 'permanent' upgrade.. I would still like to make beer.

It seems one would just need a larger fermenter, a corker and corks, and wine bottles.. provided you have existing beer equipment..

Usually theres nothing a good scrubbing of Oxyclean wont fix, but is it safe/effective to make wine and beer with (mostly) the same equipment??

Thanks in advance..
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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You are correct. Just remember that one of your fermenters is going to be out of commission for a much longer time and that you're going to need to be vigilant about checking fluid levels in your airlock.

 
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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Sweet!!

Dear Santa........




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Next: Some sort of Porter!

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Old 12-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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I would use glass carboys easier to clean & just use bottle they cap & you dont have to keep the corks moist
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I would use glass carboys easier to clean & just use bottle they cap & you dont have to keep the corks moist
Instant wine kit - *POOF* 2 Carboys.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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I use the same carboys.. I have a different primary bucket because of the smell that seems to stay in it.. besides that all I needed extra was the corker.
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