What's Cool: The Binsert
New oak barrel fermentation in macrobins
by Bill Pregler
Dec 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
This month’s Cool inspiration came from Ed Barr, owner and lead designer for P&L Specialties, the stainless-steel fabricators of custom crush pad equipment in Sonoma County. Ed excels at moving grapes but what was he doing making fermenters? After watching wineries deal with the hassles of barrel fermentation, like getting the must in and out of the barrels, he decided there had to be a better way. Traditionally, the winemaker can either remove the barrel head or pump through the bung...
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