The Homebuilt Winery: 43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.

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  • Winemaking guidance
  • Tips & techniques
  • Step-by-step projects

3 thoughts on “The Homebuilt Winery: 43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

  1. Good Projects, Poor Proof Reading for dimensional errors in the text and drawings I am rating this as a 3 star in hopes that people will read this review before trying to make any of the projects. Storey, the publisher, does a very poor job of editing their books. I have contacted them more than once to ask who does their editing, but just get the normal BS answer about doing their best. Many of the projects in the book cannot be built using the dimensions given in the project write ups. For example there is a full scale drawing for drive gears for a grape crusher on…

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  2. AWESOME BOOK!!! If you are a woodworker, even a beginning woodworker, and a winemaker… this is a terrific book.I have made several projects and they only require basic skills and tools. I always have a need to improvise, refine and/or improve on a design. I combined degassing, transferring, filtering and bottling into a sign contraption based on several designs I combined in this book. I filter down to one micro if I want to. It has a triple filter system including 5 microns to one micro plus…

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  3. The instructions are pretty straight forward I can’t say I’m a woodworker but I decided I’d say “Screw it. I’m building my tools and bought the book. The instructions are pretty straight forward. I am working my way through the building the wine press. It calls for 1X2 and I can only find 2X2 slats . I had to adapt the project to accommodate the size. I’m sure someone could have ripped the wood down to 1X2 but I’m good with the new design of the bowl. That said I know if I follow the steps then I’ll have great tools to continue…

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