Hello, I've been reading over some of the post on this site and I find it really impressive that so many of your are able to craft or otherwise make so many different house hold items. Personally, I am just begining my own personal quest to become truely crafty. I cook, do leathercraft, and am learning to sew. I would like to learn how to homebrew wine. I have been reading up on the subject and I think I understand the basic process. What I would like to know, though, is where to get the necessary equipment. I have looked online and it seems like a complete kit would cost between $80 and $140. Is this how people usually start out? It seems like an exteremely expensive initial investment in a new hobby to me. Or is there a cheaper source for the basic equipment? Also, what would you consider to be the necessary equipment for a first time wine maker? Thank you for any help or information that you are able to provide.