In the wine lab (winemaker)

Sooner or later, if you make wine at home, you are going to do some chemical analysis. To establish (or expand) your wine testing capability, what will it take? There are some tests that are absolutely essential to any complete winemaking program, others that are informative but optional, and some that are mostly curiosities.

Among all the tests, some of the equipment is required, some of it can be done without, and some of it goes on the birthday wish list for someone else to buy for you. Read on for one home winemaker’s take on the equipment you really need, what the equipment does, and how much it costs.

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