Product Review: Destemmers
Destemmer Choice Depends on Need For Gentle Fruit Handling, Interchangeable Cages and Load Capacity
Jun 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Crushing and destemming are two different, albeit related, operations that are usually combined in a single piece of machinery. The most common crusher is a pair of interlocking lobed rollers. Crushing makes sure every berry is broken open, thereby releasing the juice from the grape, making it available for fermentation. Destemming is the separation of the berries from the stems. Grapes can be crushed, destemmed, or both crushed and destemmed. Additionally, grapes can be crushed first then des...
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