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Announcing the Ellipse, an elliptical, variable capacity, portable wine fermenter. We set out to offer a tank that utilized floor space more efficiently, and solved the problem of fermentation hot spots at the same time! And now, featured in the May 2010 WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY "What's Cool" column by Bill Pregler.

 

Click to read article!

 

 

This exclusive new tank offers three benefits

previously unavailable in a single fermenter:

 

1. MINIMIZES FERMENTING HOT SPOTS!
Fully jacketed tank; offers superior temperature control

due to the high capacity to width ratio provided

by the unique elliptical shape.

 

2. BEST LID SEALS IN THE BUSINESS!
Heavy-duty, purpose engineered, self-collapsing

variable lid seal teamed with a regulated, one-touch

inflation controller; operation could not be simpler or

more dependable! Easy to clean, too!

 

3. SUPERIOR FLOORSPACE UTILIZATION!
The distinctive elliptical shape allows at least 66% more

wine volume in the same width as a comparable diameter

round tank! Every winery has wasted space that could be

put to productive use with the Ellipse! Custom built in 300

thru 800 gallon sizes. Fits through many doorways, too

(with minimal disassembly).

 

New Ellipse elliptical fermenter. Note the top-to-bottom dimpled cooling jacket. Temperature control at its finest!

 

Minimizes Hot Spots During Fermentation!

 

 

Round fermenters tend to develop hot spots in the center of the tank during fermentation. Cooling jackets can only directly influence the zone nearest the tank’s inner wall. The Ellipse solves this problem through the geometry of its unique shape; the broad, fully jacketed sides of the elliptical tank are much closer to the center, exposing more liquid to the cooling zone, effectively diminishing, or even eliminating the hot spot. Note the heat map comparison above comparing a round fermenter to an elliptical fermenter.

 

 

Reliable lid seals, in fact, the Best In The Business!

 

 

 

Pictured is the heavy-duty, purpose engineered, self-collapsing lid seal we use. This seal, the stainless steel channel, and the associated regulated controller team together to perform with extreme reliability, day in, day out. For more details about our lid seal superiority, visit our Lid Seals webpage by clicking the green banner above.

 

A better way to utilize existing floorspace!

 

The Ellipse can be viewed as a round tank "squeezed". If front-to-back depth is of secondary concern, one can fit 66% or more (depending on ellipse ratio) wine volume in a given width when compared to a equal width round tank. Every winery has pockets of wasted or underutilized space. Consider putting that space to work producing wine!

 

Other great features:

 

Easy pomace cleanout through the vertical opening manway; tank bottom slopes to the front to expedite the cleanout process.

 

 

Integrated fork pockets provide easy portability, and fit common

sized pallet jacks, too!

 

 

Standard manual winch makes lid operation a breeze.

 

 

Available electric winch is controlled via a wired remote pendant, especially useful on the larger Ellipse sizes.

 

 

Lid cable pulley displaying stainless steel cable and convenient

lid seal air line quick disconnect fitting, simplifying maintance.

 

 

Regulated lid seal controller and optional thermometer

control console. All tank operation is neatly at hand in one central location. The seal controller makes seal operation as easy a

flipping on a light switch!

 

 

The Ellipse elliptical wine fermenter displayed here at Latah Creek

Winery, Spokane, Washington.

 

 

Don't be left without the ELLIPSE ADVANTAGE!

 

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