Wine starter kit at Wilkinsons
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Wine starter kit at Wilkinsons

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Found 27th Dec 2012
spotted in local Wilkinsons store .
6 bottle complete wine making kit half price was £20 now £10 .

picked up 2 chardonnay kits the also had cabernet sauvignon same price .
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It says complete kits, do you only add water and sugar? are any brewing bins required or anything else ?

Heat added by the way
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never made wine before , side of box states .:-) included demijohn , dispenser box & bag , 1.7kg 6 bottle wine kit , syphon tube , 50g cleaner & steriliser, airlock / rubber bung , wine sachets .

the dmijon was £6 on its own so no brainer really as it can be re-used.

looking to make wine in new year figured this would be s good start .
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jmpittaway

never made wine before , side of box states .:-) included demijohn , … never made wine before , side of box states .:-) included demijohn , dispenser box & bag , 1.7kg 6 bottle wine kit , syphon tube , 50g cleaner & steriliser, airlock / rubber bung , wine sachets . the dmijon was £6 on its own so no brainer really as it can be re-used.looking to make wine in new year figured this would be s good start .



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we have included everything you need to make 6 bottles of wine. even better still , all the equipment included is completley re-usable , just steriliser and start making .
just what i want to see after my christmas - self made punishment
Nice one, fancy having a go myself. Cheers
I would encourage people to go to their local homebrew shop (where available) and look at car boots and eBay etc for brewing kit. 6 bottle kits are a good start, but it's quite satisfying bottling 30 bottles of wine from one brew (or 40 pints of cider/lager etc). Heat given for the cheap intro to the hobby
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jamiebobski

I would encourage people to go to their local homebrew shop (where … I would encourage people to go to their local homebrew shop (where available) and look at car boots and eBay etc for brewing kit. 6 bottle kits are a good start, but it's quite satisfying bottling 30 bottles of wine from one brew (or 40 pints of cider/lager etc). Heat given for the cheap intro to the hobby



no problem in the above , but time you've worked out fuel to goto car boot, eBay postage etc . this is a no brainer imo . I bought 2 kits so should be able to-do 12 bottles at one time.

parsnip wine is one of the first I will try to make :-)

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2 kits = £20. Go online and get a 30 basic Chardonnay and a 5 gallon brewing bin for a few more quid. Just saying
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jamiebobski

2 kits = £20. Go online and get a 30 basic Chardonnay and a 5 gallon … 2 kits = £20. Go online and get a 30 basic Chardonnay and a 5 gallon brewing bin for a few more quid. Just saying



please post online store / website where you find these items as just starting up and will need more supplies etc as I make more wine . thanks .
For homemade wines from scratch (such as parsnip) you will need more ingredients than will be left over from a starter kit.
What area do you live in? You might have one local. Wilkinsons sell more homebrew stuff than just 1 gallon starter kits. Google search is your friend for the rest
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didn't want to spend a great deal of money initially as if I'm no good at this , I haven't lost much in terms of the equipment etc. I will give this kit a blast , see how we get on .
I guess I can have a few different types of wines going using the demijohn ( experimenting ) rather than have a great big 30 bottle tub with a recipe we don't like , or turns out like vinegar ! :-)
Yes. You can even brew in a 5 litre spring water bottle available from most (if not all) supermarkets (can even use the water to brew with!). Don't make a batch of dodgy 'turbo cider' and then decide that brewing isn't for you. Get a basic hydrometer that can be used for beer AND wine. This will come in handy for calculating sugar content, potential alcohol and for telling when the brew has finished. Sterilise EVERYTHING. Twice if you feel like it. Treat your kitchen like a crime scene and make sure EVERYTHING that your equipment and ingredients come into contact with is sterile (you get the picture). Sterilising and following the instructions will stop you from making vinegar (if you have a good level of OCD, you'll make perfectly drinkable alcohol).
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jamiebobski

Yes. You can even brew in a 5 litre spring water bottle available from … Yes. You can even brew in a 5 litre spring water bottle available from most (if not all) supermarkets (can even use the water to brew with!). Don't make a batch of dodgy 'turbo cider' and then decide that brewing isn't for you. Get a basic hydrometer that can be used for beer AND wine. This will come in handy for calculating sugar content, potential alcohol and for telling when the brew has finished. Sterilise EVERYTHING. Twice if you feel like it. Treat your kitchen like a crime scene and make sure EVERYTHING that your equipment and ingredients come into contact with is sterile (you get the picture). Sterilising and following the instructions will stop you from making vinegar (if you have a good level of OCD, you'll make perfectly drinkable alcohol).



thanks :-)

advice much appreciated
No problem. Happy brewing! :-)
heat added, i've always wanted to make my own stuff
Very good deal I brought a youngs larger starter kit from tesCo last year. start with the basics and add to them as you gain experience. With our beloved government looking at a minimum price per unit I think this is the future. I have spent £10 on booze this Christmas and still have 16 pints to drink before the first of Jan and my yearly detox for 4 weeks
Winner! Labelled as 20 in my local but rang through as 10!!
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lbeedee21

Winner! Labelled as 20 in my local but rang through as 10!!



brilliant
where do I buy a demijohn to make the 30 bottles, from the kit from Wilkinsons???
can I use a bucket?? am new at this
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talana

where do I buy a demijohn to make the 30 bottles, from the kit from … where do I buy a demijohn to make the 30 bottles, from the kit from Wilkinsons???can I use a bucket?? am new at this



Hi you can use a food grade bucket , wilko sell the ferminting buckets/ bins for £10 which would hold 30 bottles of wine / alcohol
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