Winegrowers Supplies - Grape Crusher/De-stemmers
An article about crushing and de-stemming. De-stemming before crushing is far better than crushing first.
Simple manual crusher for grapes and berries:-
101108734 40 x 40 cm hopper, aluminium serrated rollers, without claws, £192.00
With these models you can adjust the gap between the rollers, a couple of nuts have to be undone and one roller slid outwards before re-tightening. If you open up the gap then you have less crushing. It all depends on the size of the berries and how easily they come off the stalks, this varies with grape variety and ripeness. If the berries are hard to remove then you will need to tilt the crusher/de-stemmer (e.g. with a block of wood under the outlet end) so that it takes longer to push the bunches 'uphill'. The stalks fall out at the end, ideally there should be a bin to collect these. Unripe berries are best dispensed with, but it is possible to put stalks back through the machine if you feel there are good berries still on.
Crusher/De-stemmer - throughput up to 600 kilos/hour.
Ribbed aluminium crushing rollers, painted metal frame, hopper and beater-paddles; stainless steel cage (easily removable) with 15 mm diameter holes, weighs 40 kilos, 380 Euros
or all in stainless steel, 665 Euros
Stainless steel cages with different diameter holes are available for other fruit:-
11 mm diameter, for elderberries, 82 Euros
25 mm diameter for small fruits, rowan berries, currants, 56 Euros
A separate stand is available for this model or the I-1500 below, painted steel, 139 Euros
or Motor driven:-
I-1500 Crusher/De-stemmer, 720 Euros
Throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 volt motor, star-shaped rubber crushing rollers, stainless steel cage (easily removable), enamel coated steel frame and hopper, also a tall hopper extension which is not shown in the photograph. advice for use
I-1500-SS Crusher/De-stemmer, 1190 Euros
Throughput up to 1500 kilos/hour, 230 volt motor, star-shaped rubber crushing rollers, stainless steel cage (easily removable), frame and hopper, also a tall hopper extension which is not shown in the photograph.
With the above de-stemmers the berries drop down from the bottom of the de-stemmer, so must be positioned directly over a press, or over a collecting bin, or over a hopper with auger.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery will need to be charged at cost.