Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wine Tanks

Continuing with the wine making equipment theme, the last essential piece in our operation is the variable capacity stainless steel tank.
We have four: 2 x 100L and 2 x 200L.
They are Italian (which seems to be the source of a lot of good small winemaking equipment) and made from 304 stainless steel.
The variable capacity feature is enabled by a floating lid which sits and is sealed on the wine surface thus excluding any air during storage.

The floating lid has an integrated airlock and a wide rim to accommodate an inflatable bladder.

The bladder is inflated by a hand pump which has a pressure gauge to help avoid over inflation.

Bladder inflated

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