|Project by generic||posted 09-26-2014 01:59 PM||1510 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
We have a small vineyard and for many years have borrowed a press to make our wine.
I wanted my own so this is what I came up with.
The crushed grapes go into a mesh bag placed in the bucket. The arm is lowered onto them and gravity does the work. A cinder block sits on the flat spot on the arm and you get a 2 to 1 mechanical advantage because of the lenght of the arm. A hose out of the bucket drains the juice right into the carboy so less oxygen gets into the wine besides!
My crusher in my gallery fits right over the bucket so it makes everything very comvenient.