George does not own this forum (he has one to) but I will add that he is who I would contact as well. I see you are in upstate New York? You may look for vendors closer to you but as said, I can vouch for The Winemakers Toy Store aka Fine Vine Wine. I have bought 90+% of my winemaking stuff there. He loves it when you call and he will see what kinds of wine you want to make and not steer you wrong. He is not one of those places that try to sell you the most expensive stuff. He sells you what you need. He knows a happy and satisfied customer will be a long term customer.Welcome CGore to one of the finest wine forums. I would call George at http://www.finevinewines.com/ and tell him exactly what you want to do. He is the owner of this place and will steer you right without selling you something you don't need. Let him know you're not interested in upgrading to something better after doing a few batches but that you want the right equipment right in the beginning. You'll save a lot of money over time this way if your budget allows it. For instance you can get a $25 hand corker with the kit only to find out within a short time you would have been better off getting the $60 floor corker. There is plenty of other equipment you can buy later on when you become obsessed with the hobby. Once again welcome aboard!