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2016 Winemakers Gift Guide

2016 Winemakers Gift Guide

Looking for unique wine gift ideas? The staff at Lodi Wine Labs has hand-picked some of our favorite products that are sure to be the perfect holiday gift for the winemaker in your life. Priced from about $10 to $200, we have something for every wine enthusiast! Cheers, we hope you enjoy!

Hydrometer / Thermometer - $11.99

This combo hydrometer / thermometer can be used to check potential alcohol through Brix, Specific Gravity, or Potential Alcohol by Volume. It also has a built in thermometer for easy conversion. A necessity that every winemaker should utilize!

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1/2” Auto Siphon - $12.99

One stroke of this piston assembly in less than six inches of solution will start a free flow of wine for fast and easy transfers during pressing as well as aging your wine. High capacity flow rate and easy disassembly for cleaning!

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Primo Digital Scale - $26.99

Battery operated digital scale, allows winemakers to measure ingredients and additions accurately and quickly. Capacity of 11 lbs and accurate down to 1 gram. Displays in ounces or grams, includes a tare feature, and is spill-proof and easy to clean!

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Speidel Fermenter - Starting at $34.99

Heavy duty plastic vessels for fermenting and aging. Over-sized top opening for easy cleaning and integrated handles for transportation even when full. Made of high density polyethylene that is sturdy and rigid as well as oxygen resistant! Store your wine for up to 12 months in these vessels! All Speidel Fermenters come with lid, seals, airlock, stoppers, and spigot...everything you will need for a fully functional fermenter. 

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18" Wine Thief - $64.99

This heavy duty 18" glass wine thief is perfect for any wine enthusiast! The integrated bend and "D" handle is ideal for sampling between stacked barrels. A great tool for analysis sampling, events, or private tastings! 

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Milwaukee Instruments pH55 Waterproof pH Tester - $64.99

Winemakers use pH as a way to measure ripeness in relation to acidity. Low pH wines will taste tart and crisp, while higher pH wines are more susceptible to bacterial growth. Most wine pH's fall around 3 or 4; about 3.0 to 3.4 is desirable for white wines, while about 3.3 to 3.6 is best for reds. Monitoring pH is a crucial element to all stages of the winemaking process and an essential tool for creating high quality wines!

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Refractometer - $64.99

A refractometer instantly reads gravity, in Brix, of unfermented wort or fruit juice by measuring the degree of light passing through the sample. Unlike a hydrometer, only a few drops are required for a sample. Measures from 0-32° Brix, with an accuracy of +/- 0.2° Brix. They also include automatic temperature compensation for temperatures between 50-86° F, which eliminates the need for temperature correction charts.

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Winemaking Kit - $109.99

All of the essential equipment needed for the newcomer to make wine in a 5 gallon batch size. The kit comes with: 7.8 Gallon Drilled Primary Fermenting Bucket with Drilled & Grommeted Lid, 6 Gallon Glass Carboy with Rubber Stopper, 3-Piece Airlock (for Fermenting Bucket), Adhesive Thermometer (for Fermenting Bucket), Automatic Pump-style Siphon with 5' of flexible tubing, Dual Function Bottle Filler (½″ OD), Fast-Flow Bottling Spigot, Glass, Triple Scale Hydrometer, 8 oz of B-BRITE™ Cleanser, Portuguese Double-lever Corker, Neutrocork® 44 × 23 mm 30 count, Enjoy Home Winemaking by Robert & Eileen Frishman, and Wine Equipment Kit Instructions.

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Italian Floor Corker - $129.99

Our Italian Floor Corker is equipped with a brass iris compression fitting for long lasting durability. A long handle gives you plenty of leverage and the corks go in effortlessly. This corker is very easy to use, and will last any vintner a lifetime.

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FastFerment Conical - $159.99

FastFerment Starter Kits are the easiest way of making quality Beer, Wine, Cider or Mead. These kits provide everything needed to get started right out of the box. FastFerment Starter Kits replace buckets and carboys with 80% less work and deliver consistent, high quality homebrew and wine time after time. If you are getting into or recruiting people into the hobby, your choice of Starter Kit will make or break the experience. Make the right choice and have a guaranteed easy and fun experience with a new FastFerment Starter Kit - joining 40,000+ satisfied users so far!

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FastRack - Starting at $7.99

FastRacks are the best system to drain, stack & store bottles of various sizes. Made from Food Grade HDPE, these racks and trays are dishwasher safe. FastRack24 racks hold 24 12-oz bottles & FastRack12 racks hold bomber & wine bottles of various sizes. These racks and trays take up minimal space and can be stacked up to 10-high for compact storage. The inside of bottles do not make cotact with the racks ensuring sanitary drying conditions. Once you pick up a FastRack, you'll never go back to Bottle Trees.

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Super Transfer Pump - $179.99

Super Vinpro Transfer Pump with prefilter and hose. The Vinpro transfer pump is quick, compact and portable and is perfect for winemakers to save time on transferring and racking wine. Not to mention no more lifting heavy carboys. Transferring from carboy to carboy or barrel to barrel has never been faster and easier! The Vinpro Super Transfer Pump specifications are Self Priming, Automatic Shut off (Thermally Protected Motor) and Adjustable Flow Rate of 1 to 3 gallons per minute. Can run continuously for 90 minutes. Comes with a 40 mesh prefilter and two, 3 foot flexible tubing. Max liquid temp 110 deg F.

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Vinmetrica pH/TA SC-200 - $188.99

The Vinmetrica SC-200 analyzer gives accurate pH and TA values. Kit includes everything to perform ~30 pH & TA tests: SC-200 meter, electrode, reagents, pipettes, syringe and beaker. A great gift for a winemaker looking to run pH and TA tests at home!

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Gift Card - Starting at $10.00

The perfect way to treat yourself or a friend! Makers and Brewers will always appreciate a Lodi Wine Labs Gift Card. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. 

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