The revolutionary Flextank system of winemaking was meticulously engineered to give a precision level of linear micro-oxygenation in multiple tank options. This enables winemakers to control various levels of oxygen transfer rate (OTR) which is essential in winemaking.
The semipermeable polymer tank walls have a specific gradient for allowing oxygen molecules to move through the vessel and into the beverage providing micro-oxygenation. However, the molecules you want to retain, such as ethanol and water, are blocked and do not escape a Flextank wall like they do in a traditional barrel. This makes constant cellar humidity monitoring and angel’s share a thing of the past!
APOLLO™ EGG TANK
230 Gallon | 870L
Principally designed as a small batch closed fermentor the APOLLO™ tank may also be used for long term storage. As a fermentor the Apollo offers a number of advantages over open bin ferments.
A latest trend in winemaking is the Egg shaped tank. Winemakers report superior fermentation results in these tanks due to the shape promoting both internal convection mixing and cap concentration.
Flextank introduces the first polyethylene “egg”. We call it “Apollo” because it looks like the famous Apollo Space Capsule...
Why Should You Take a Look At Apollo?
Versatility and costs: Apollo and polyethylene the medium of choice for both small lot production of ultra premium wines and experimentation with fermentation parameters
Maneuverability: forklift or other lifting apparatus using two bolt on pivots. A full tank is easily rocked back and forth to re-suspend lees, for example
Easy To Handle: Apollo is easily manipulated by hand and can be quite stable at intermediate positions. The lifting apparatus can range from the sophisticated to a simple sling suspended from a forklift.
Once fermentation is complete Apollo serves as a long term storage (similar oxygen permeability to a neutral barrel) or general purpose tank for the winery. Replace those bin fermentors with Apollo and enjoy better fermentation conditions and year round use.
ORION™ EGG TANK
528 Gallon | 2,000L
The tank comes with outward opening manway, base, VF4 Flange Kit , SV1T Sample Valve, and FL1 Fermentation Lock included
The ORION Tank is the Big Brother to our Apollo Egg Fermentor
Winemakers report superior fermentation results in these tanks due to the shape promoting both internal convection mixing and cap concentration.
Principally designed as a 2 ton closed fermentor, the ORION Tank may also be used for long term storage. As a fermentor, the ORION offers a number of advantages over open bin ferments.
The Orion has molded in recesses in the bottom of the tank that index into protrusions on the base. The Tank is molded in natural translucent white with the included Pallet Base in black. The Pallet Base has a pass through hole on center in which the Orion can be accessed from underneath and fitted with an optional 4'' or 2'' cleanout.
Top lid: 28'' diameter polyethylene lid fitted with an inflatable gasket and hand pump. 2'' NPT threads except our blank bung and FL1 (included).
ORION™ MAX PLUS UPGRADE
Lower Manway, NEW 4" Bottom Drain, NEW Galvanized Base Frame, Valve & Accessories
These tanks feature a stacking cage that allows convenient movement or stacking with a fork truck. The tanks may also be elevated on a fork truck to facilitate gravity racking.
The 40 x 48 in. (1000 x1200 mm) footprint and 3 high (4 high for 120 Gallon) stacking allows the equivalent of up to 15 barrels of wine to be stored in just 13.3 sq. ft. or 1.2 sq. m. In the typical winery situation storage is at least twice as space efficient with these tanks compared with stacked barrels.
The Flextank Dexter Tanks are a one of our most versatile tanks. All Dexter Tanks are cylindrical, come complete with a 19" diameter clamp lid for easy access and cleaning, and are offered in your choice of standard maturation weight or heavyweight options.
The Flextank Eco Tanks are one of our most economical tanks. All Eco Tanks are cylindrical, have a small diameter screw-top lid which can be equipped with additional hardware like a fermentation lock, and are offered in your choice of standard maturation weight or heavyweight options.
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