Now’s the time to start getting your wine making materials together. The fruits are beginning to coming in, and there’s nothing worse than having a windfall of free fruit come your way only to discover you’re not ready!
One way to be ready is by having one of our Wooden Fruit Crushers on hand. We introduced the Wooden Fruit Crusher for the first time last year, and the positive feedback has been tremendous. This is a small unit that works beautifully for someone making small batches–from 5 to 50 gallons.
One of the great things about it is that it’s just as good of a grape crusher as it is a blackberry crusher, strawberry crusher, or whatever crusher. It has been designed in such a way that it can handle all types of fruits regardless of size. No adjustments are needed. Just fill the hopper and start cranking. It can handle about 80 to 100 pounds of fruit an hour with relative ease. Even apples are nothing but a small challenge.
If you’ve been considering buying a grape crusher, but have been put off by their large size and large prices, the Wooden Fruit Crusher may be right for you. It’s a smaller unit, designed to handle berries of all sizes–designed with the home wine maker in mind.
Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.