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For making red wine, what kind of fermenter is recommended?


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When purchasing a wine fermenter for making red wine, you need to account for the unique fermentation process of red wines (reds are fermented with juice and skins, whereas whites are fermented using the juice only).  Generally speaking, you should look for an open-top fermenter for making red wine.

When red wine ferments, a mass of skins and loose grape parts collects at the top along with CO2 gas.  An open-top fermenter is a good choice here (and choose one that is larger in volume than your expected volume) because the volume expands with the cap due to the CO2 buildup.  Further, as the wine ferments you will want to mix the cap mass with the red wine liquid, either using a pump (if it comes with the machine) or manually by stirring.  Stirring the cap is, of course, only possible with an open-top fermenter.

Apr 24, 2014

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