No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
- Mar 18, 2012
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- DC Suburbs
Obviously, the best answer is "It depends". But I'm just wondering what the consensus might be out there in winemaking land. Motorized units seem to start in the $900 range, where manual units can be had for less than $400. My grape source will crush and destem for $25. If you're running batches in spring and fall each year, it doesn't take long to make back the investment for a manual unit. But you need a helper to really make the process move along. Dropping a grand on a motorized unit is a very different story.