Speidel Bladder Press - 40 Liters

Speidel Bladder Press - 40 Liters

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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 and a recessed valve assembly (to reduce accidental breakage).

Overall height is 35" and basket height is 18.5".  A press cycle averages around 40 minutes.

Please Note: Due to the size of the carton this press is packaged in, it ships as an oversized item, which is why the shipping weight below is listed as 75lb. In reality the press weighs closer to 35lb.

1 Year Warranty on all parts!

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Can you whole cluster press with the 40 liter bladder press ?
Nicola Helm on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I whole cluster press my Viognier. It may take a couple of cycles to get all of the juice from the berries though. Takes a little longer to press compared to crushed fruit but I like the results and no crusher/ stemmer to clean.

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Great, and worth the increased cost
I purchased this press in 2017 at the end of the season from MoreWine and did not get to use it until this year's crush.

This unit is very easy to clean and sanitize before use. The surfaces are enamel, stainless or rubber, and so a quick spray with Star san and you are ready to press.

It's easy to load. Scoop in your fermented must/wine until the unit is full of solids. I have found a 250 pound (1/8) ton ferment will require 2 fills of the 40 liter press, with the balance running off as free run wine.

Once full, the press time is short. Maybe 10 minutes and significantly faster than a basket press. It's less work too since water pressure does all the work. And speaking of pressure, I press to 2 bar, the press will go to 3 if you want, but I have found there is little wine above 2 bar.

Clean up is also significantly easier than a basket press. Depressurize the bladder, take it apart and hose it out. Then you are immediately ready to press the next batch.

The only down side I can report is that the pressure gauge is underneath and thus a bit hard to see, but I like the fact everything is recessed and protected from damage.

One storage tip-you want to be careful not to damage the stainless mesh, and to protect it from bumps and scrapes in storage in the off-season. It happens that a 32 gallon brute can (like many use as a fermenter), fits over the press almost like it was made for this purpose.
October 14, 2018
Response from MoreFlavor
Hi Andrew - Thanks for the review.
October 15, 2018
Zach R Staff
Makes work fun
Works great. Very quickly and thoroughly presses everything inside. Easy cleanup. A little difficult pouring product from a 5 gallon bucket into the press.
February 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
This is a robust and easy to use and clean press.
Well worth the reasonable cost. This wine press is easy to store and especially easy to use and to clean. Five stars for sure.
January 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great product!
Purchased this to handle pressing my apples from my apple trees. It's easy and quick to use and easy cleanup. Took me 2 press runs to get enough for a 5 gallon batch of hard cider! Almost wish I'd purchased the 90L so I could have done a single run to get my 5 gallons. I was disappointed when I unpackaged everything the hose-to-host adapter was bent and couldn't use it so had to run to the hardware store and pick up a new one so I could press that day. The unit itself is pretty heavy duty and should last a long time, will be interesting to see how long the bladder holds up over time though. If you want to use a 5 gallon bucket or like you'll need to raise the unit up off the ground some, I used some cinder blocks so I didn't have to go find a smaller container.
August 22, 2016