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Homebuilt Winery

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In "The Homebuilt Winery", Steve Hughes offers home winemakers all the know-how they need to set up a home winery and build all the basic equipment for just a fraction of the cost of store-bought. The book includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for more than 30 winemaking essentials - including a crusher, a de-stemmer, presses, pumps, and a bottle filler. It also presents a range of options for cellar racking. Along the way, Hughes leads reader through the entire process of winemaking - how to use the equipment; how to set up a winery; the best ways to store and analyze wine; and the best ways to filter, bottle, cork, and label.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 14.22mm | 580.6g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • photographs & illustrations throughout
  • 1603429905
  • 9781603429900
  • 225,157

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Make Great Wine Without Spending a Fortune on Equipment

Whether you have a cellar stocked with homemade vintages or are a recent convert to the rewards of home winemaking, you are likely to need some new equipment. The Homebuilt Winery provides complete building plans for 43 winemaking projects, pieces that facilitate the entire process of turning grapes into wine -- from crushing and destemming to bottling and labeling. Each project includes thorough step-by-step instructions, building diagrams, an illustration of the completed piece, and instructions for use.

A home winemaker and experienced builder himself, Steve Hughes understands every step in the winemaking process and has designed projects that are useful and durable, yet easy to build with only basic carpentry skills and materials. Using his building plans, you can do anything from replacing a few worn pieces to building an entire home winery.
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Review quote

"If you're an armchair winemaker or actually thinking of starting a winery at home, this is a must-have for your library. Fun to read through and dream of what could be, but also incredibly practical as it can make those dreams a reality." "Steve Hughes' recently released reference guidebook, The Homebuilt Winery, is all you need to get on your grape-fermenting way"
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About Steve Hughes

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.
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43 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (17)
3 35% (15)
2 2% (1)
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