Winegrowers Supplies - Enolmatic bottle filler and Tandem cartridge filter,
for bottling wine, cider, juices, oils, syrup etc:-
A very popular and useful piece of equipment for the small producer or serious hobbyist;
there are even large wineries that use it for experimental batches.
The Enolmatic has a vacuum pump that removes air from the bottle (or other container) to be filled, the vacuum created (0.8 Bar) then draws the wine (or other liquid) directly into the bottle (or container) without any contact with mechanical components.
The Enolmatic has a proven history of over 20 years in every wine region of the world.
The 'Tandem' filtration accessory offers professional filtration for small volumes.
Enolmatic vacuum bottle filler, £205.00
Instructions for using the Enolmatic filler
The standard Enolmatic has a plastic filling valve/nozzle.
If you are filling 40% alcohol spirits then a filling valve/nozzle in stainless steel is beneficial in the long term: £125.00 extra
To install this in place of the plastic filling valve/nozzle, a strong bolt+nut (40 mm long, M12 thread) is supplied; it's shown in the photograph.
The plastic pin on the standard valve is not used.
By connecting a Tandem filter housing with filter cartridge, it is possible to siphon, filter and fill in one operation:-
Instructions for using the Tandem filter
Tandem filter housing unit (without cartridge), £117.50
this includes tubing to connect to the Enolmatic filler.
The housing holds one cartridge. It is designed to be used under vacuum and is different from housings sold for household water filters.
Tandem filter cartridges, washable and reusable:-
Plastic filter cartridges: made from food-grade fibreglass material, providing a large internal surface area, for depth filtration.
They have a high quality plastic housing so there is no risk of the filter material entering the wine.
0.2 micron: for non-dry wines and ciders; this removes yeast and bacteria, £42.50
Stainless steel filter cartridges: with care these should last almost indefinitely.
They provide only surface filtration, so require more frequent 'back-flushing' than the plastic cartridges do;
you can read the back-flushing procedure lower down on this page.
These robust stainless steel 'basket' cartridges are available in three different grades:
10 micron will remove very small solid and semi-solid particles suspended in first pressing oil.
If there is a fine haze in the liquid being filtered, these cartridges will not remove it; it depends on the range of particle sizes in the liquid.
Enolsan: powder for washing and sanitising filter cartridges; it is not suitable for oils.
Make up a 10 grams/litre solution, 250 grams is enough for 25 cleanings, £9.50
First back-flush the cartridge with clean water while it is in the Tandem housing; just connect the hoses the
opposite way around and then follow the usual filling procedure until the water is clear.
Then remove the cartridge and soak it in the Enolsan solution, for between 1 and 12 hours, agitate it in the solution from time to time. Warm water can be used (maximum 60°C) to make the Enolsan solution.
Then rinse thoroughly with clean water, and allow the filter to dry completely.
Then store it in a dry but airy place. Do not store the cartridges in a freezer.
The washing/sanitising process for stainless steel cartridges is the same.
Washing a plastic cartridge does not restore the white colour of a new cartridge, but
it serves to remove most of the residues retained during processing. Some colour from red wine remains visible.
On average, when filtering wine, a plastic cartridge has a duration of about 2500 litres of filtered product.
Large black O-ring seal for top of vacuum container, £2.90
Complete lid for top of vacuum container, £26.00
Set of 3 O-rings for standard filling valve/nozzle, £9.90
Air filter, £9.50
Clear plastic (food grade) hose 12 mm id / 16 mm od; suction into the Enolmatic filler, £2.80 per metre
Seal in the filling head of the standard Mignon filler; that seals to the rim of the bottle, £3.30
Large red O-ring seal for top of vacuum container, £4.90
Complete lid for top of container, £37.50
Accessories available, for filling different containers:-
The following eight different 'kits' enable a good seal to be achieved around the top of the receiving bottle or container, in order that air can be evacuated from it.
Mignon kit: fills miniature bottles, with neck diameters from 7.5 mm internal, up to 26 mm external, £110.00
or a stainless steel Mignon kit, £180.00 works really well !
The stainless steel mignon kit consistes only of the valve/nozzle assembly, which interchanges with the standard one. There is nothing else included.
The Enolmatic with stainless steel mignon valve/nozzle installed originally, includes (with the hose) a stainless steel weight to keep the hose down in the container where the liquid is being sucked from.
Carbuoy kit: for glass carbuoys, with rubber sealing caps for two different top diameters:-
25/34 litre (56 mm outside, 42 mm inside) and 54 litre (75 mm outside, 50 mm inside), £22.50
Tenco call it a Demi-john Kit.
Kit for wide-neck bottles: with internal neck diameters between 28 and 65 mm, £85.00
this is the kit for 38 mm neck PET bottles.
It could possibly be used to rack into an oak barrique.
Tenco call it a Milk Kit.
The large white 'konus' is available separately, for putting on to the standard filling nozzle, £32.00
Frutta kit: with parts/tubing that resist temperatures up to 85 °C, £74.50
for internal neck diameters between 16 and 28 mm.
Oil kit: for bottling olive oil or similar viscous liquids, £99.00
for internal neck diameters between 16 and 28 mm. The Oil kit has a yellow 'konus' (tapered rubber nozzle) and special internal parts that are suitable for oils.
Jar kit: for jar tops between 33 and 120 mm diameter, £125.00
Kristal kit: fills slim neck bottles, £105.00
for internal neck diameters from 12 mm, external up to 48 mm.
Tomato sauce bottling kit: £40.00
for internal neck diameters between 16 and 28 mm.
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.