For that reason, it is important to pick the right vessel for the job. One that will work with you to achieve your artistic vision and bring out the desired flavors in wine.
There are dozens of options available on the market, each with its own advantages. To help you decide, we researched the most popular types of wine fermenters in the world and chose the best ones.
7 features that make stainless steel tanks the best wine fermenters:
- Stainless steel is inert and oxygen impermeable.
- The tanks can be equipped with cooling jackets and insulation for an even greater level of control of the fermentation process.
- If you opt for a variable volume model, you can use it for both red and white wine fermentation, and even aging.
- Manufacturers can adjust the shape, taper and door location to their liking.
- Maintaining stainless steel fermenters is simple – just keep them clean. Sanitizing them is much easier thanks to their polished interior and rounded corners.
- Stainless steel wine fermenters are very cost-effective. Depending on their size, their cost-per-gallon can be pretty low. Unlike other options, they’ll last you for decades. Well-maintained tanks keep a good resell value even if they’re several years old.
- Stainless steel isn’t porous by nature, so you won’t have to worry about bacteria hiding in tiny cracks. When empty, stainless fermenters are lightweight and easily handled by a single person. Some come equipped with wheels or forklift skirts, making moving them around a breeze.
Choose NFE stainless steel fermenters – a great choice for professional winemakers!