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Connoisseur Wine Making Kit

Item Number: KT130

Availability: In stock

Price: $199.50

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The California Connoisseur wine making kit has everything you need to make your first batch of homemade wine; this kit will yield 6 gallons in just 28 days! This home winemaking kit (KT130) is everything you will need to start making wine with our California Connoisseur ingredient kits, including your choice of California Connoisseur, 28 day, wine making juice. This Necessities Box contains some of our best items and equipment that you can use over and over again. Even better, the California Connoisseur Necessities Box comes with clear and concise directions that assume you know nothing about wine making. These directions will lead you every step of the way.

This Wine Making Kit Contains:

Your choice of California Connoisseur Concentrate for making 30 bottles of wine in just 28 days. Along with your prepackaged juice you will receive the following:

Complete Directions
Pkg. of Wine Yeast

Pkg. of Bentonite

Pkg. of Potassium Metabisulphite

Pkg. of Potassium Sorbate

Pkg. of Fining Agents

And, dried oak, berries or herbs when appropriate to the style you select.

The California Connoisseur Necessities Box Also Comes with:

1 - 9 Gal. Tuff-Tank with Rubber Stopper

Plastic 6 Gal. Carboy with Rubber Stopper

2 - Air Locks

21" Curved Racking Tube
Racking Tube Clamp

Triple Scale Hydrometer

Hydrometer Jar With Base

3/8" Vinyl Racking Hose

24 Inch Stirring Spoon

Wine Bottle Brush

5 oz. CleanPro SDH Cleaner

50 Heat-Shrink Capsules

30 Mushroom Style Corks 

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Q Richard (Whitwell, TN)
Does your kit include a carboy?
Yes, it comes with a 6 gallon plastic carboy as well as the rubber stopper and air-lock to seal it air-tight. The carboy is made out of the same plastic used to make 2 liter soda pop bottles.

Q Dave (Macungie, PA)
Does this kit come with a corker?
No, it does not come with a corker. The kit comes with mushroom corks that can be put in by hand.

Q Steve (Trinidad, CO)
Can I use any of the SunCal juices with the California Connoisseur Kit?
You can use the SunCal juice with the equipment that comes in the California Connoisseur Kit for the primary fermentation (the first 5-7 days). After the first racking, you would need to put the SunCal in a smaller container, a 5 gallon carboy or the 6 gallon screw top fermenter. The reason is that there would be too much head/air space in the 9 gallon tuff tanks that come in the California Connoisseur Necessities Box.

Q Jerry (Pottsboro, TX)
If I were to buy this kit, can I make wine (later on) using my own fruits?
You can use the equipment using your own fruit. You will have to purchase the ingredients separately because the kit only comes with enough ingredients for the one batch of California Connoisseur concentrate. You also may need a different secondary fermenter depending on the size of batches you make. The reason is that you do not want any head/air space in the container after the first racking.

Customer Reviews

"Great investment" Review by Happy Brewing (Posted on 4/26/14)

I received this kit about two or so months ago and it's been in full use since it landed at my door. I am very pleased with product and the results. My only real complaint is that if you want to fully follow the recipe included and have a nice clear wine, you also need a wine filter system that is not included with the kit. I know you can bottle without filtering but what is the point of getting the "big" kit for great wine if you're not going to filter it as per the instructions? So needless to say, after thoroughly reading the instructions and I had to spend even more money to buy a filter system before I could finish my first brew that I had already started. While I was not too thrilled with the extra expense, I am still very happy with the results and extremely pleased with the shipping time and proper packaging. I will continue to purchase wine and beer brewing supplies as long as I'm brewing.
Nonetheless, I do think it would be fair to put a note at the bottom of the kit listings that a wine filter system is suggested but not included.

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