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Ganimede Fermentation System???

by TomHill » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:46 pm

Anybody have any familiarity with the Ganimede fermentation syrtem?? Anybody in Calif tried it??

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Only one I know who's using it is EmilioBulfon.

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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Howie Hart » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:22 pm

Never heard of it, but it looks interesting.
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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Brian Gilp » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:12 pm

Howie Hart wrote:Never heard of it, but it looks interesting.


+1. Although I wonder how much more this costs over other tanks and if its worth the premium.
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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Victorwine » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:04 pm

According to the testimonial article, if this fermentation vat is programmed just right you could get through a red wine ferment with the same maceration and extraction in just six days instead of the 12 to 14 days that a “standard” s/s fermentation vat needs So if you have a week and a half or a two-week window between harvesting your red grapes a vat like this might just pay off.

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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Paul Winalski » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:41 pm

The website was in Italian, but if my poor translation is correct, the schtick on this system is using the pressure of the CO2 released by fermentation to circulate the must to keep the cap wet. Thus avoiding having to manually push down the cap, or to use a rotating fermenter. Have I got it right?

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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Craig Winchell » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:15 am

Yup, the equivalent of a submerged cap fermentation. Like the Aussie bag fermentations.
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Re: Ganimede Fermentation System???

by Howie Hart » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:34 am

Paul - at the top of the page is an "Eng" button, but your translation is essentially correct.
Chico - Hey! This Bottle is empty!
Groucho - That's because it's dry Champagne.

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