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Speidel Bladder Press - 180 Liters
GER106
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Speidel was the original manufacturer of the bladder press. While similar to the Italian models in operation, Speidel offers a few quality upgrades. To obtain a better press Speidel uses a slotted screen, similar to what is offered on large commercial presses, instead of a screen with circular perforations. Speidel presses also offer superior hardware, a recessed valve assembly (to reduce accidental breakage) and a stainless frame on the 180L model.

Overall height is 52" and basket height is 34".  Press Cycles average around 60 minutes.

Base is 36" deep and 38" wide.

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Weight 212LBS
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Excellent for the small winery: Built like a Mercedes
We have two of these, and processed 40 tons through them in 2013. Simple reliable and productive they work with must or whole clusters.

A few points:

Use the cover, or wrap in plastic film to keep the juice in the catch pan. At 2-3 bar you can squirt a good distance without them.

When pressing well macerated reds the flow of must/freeun into the press can exceed the capacity of the catch pan and you can get overflow. Take care to tilt slightly towards the output spout. A simple strainer/colander will catch the seeds/skins that seem to inevitably get on the pan

When pressing whites, you will want either stems or rice hulls to increase the flow of juice.

The fill/drain hose for the bladder has a funky proprietary quick connect fitting, putting larger diameter garden hoses or allowing direct drain to floor will speed cycle.

Pressure gauge is located under the press, you will want a seated person watching and controlling water valves to limit pressure. We run a stepped sequence of 0.5 bars up to 3, allowing the relaxation back to the previous step, and that takes attention to monitor.

The pomace bag tends to take a lot of strain if you aren't careful about handling with load. Make sure you are not putting the stitches in shear, and load the bag wtih perhaps a 4" overlap on the top of the cage, with the seam up when emptying.

Pressure washing is a good cleanup for the cage and bladder, baseplate/top. Its easy for the cage to get dinged when handling as it's relatively light gauge and the top plate is very heavy.

August 6, 2014