how to make wine
I'm new here but a reg on the fig forum. I've just started a batch of fig wine. This is my first attempt at making wine and I have a couple questions.
1) The wine kit I bought came with Camden tablets, no other sterilization chemicals. Can I use this to sterialize all my other equipment? What is the best way? Do I dissolve one or two (?) tablets in hot water in a large pot then stick in the tubing, siphon, and all other items that will come into contact with the must? Should I buy another chemical to sterilize? Do you wear rubber gloves when handling the sterialized equipment?
2) This is day 2 of the fermentation process. In 3-4 days I'll be ready to rack (?) in into the secondary fermentation carboy. How do you get the solution to start moving from the primary to the secondary unit? Do you suck on one end of the tubing to get a flow? That's not sanitary but how else do you do it?
Sue in San Diego