The siphon and all equipment must be sterilized between each step of the process.
I soak my corks in boiling water so that they are easier to insert. Next I apply the shrink wrap and then finally the labels. Each carboy of wine usually tastes a little different so I create an individual label for each carboy of wine.
I started this process at 10:00 a.m. and finished it at 6:30 p.m.
I am not making any wine this year. You can see why.
I will bottle carboy #4 today.