Here is a good video that shows the Free Run tube in use
This device will aid in your winemaking process to help separate the juice from the skins or pulp. Just set it in the primary and place your racking cane inside the tube and turn your All-in-one wine pump on – it will start removing all your juice that is under the cap. It will pull approximately 80% of the liquid out of the primary fermenter into the secondary, without all the mess; – prior to scooping into the basket press.
Benefits = Time saving, Back saving, Less Mess
Replacement Mesh Bags are available upon request – (10.00 each ) Fits over a 3” PVC tube
Greg Stricker (verified owner) –
This is amazing because it works great! Makes press time much quicker and more enjoyable. Also great to use for making Port wine, when you need to extract partially fermented wine from a primary to be fortified. Highly recommended!
Kari & Charles Lawson (verified owner) –
What a joy to discover this little tool! We decided to give it a try and we’re so glad we did! We were able to get so much free run wine straight from the fermenters and pressing became so much faster and easier after that! Such a simple design, but an AMAZING time saver! Well worth it!
Michael Cesarz –
“I love all of Steve’s products but take particular delight in this one since I find pressing to be the task I least look forward to. I have used this product over the past 2 years with good success but have found that adding a couple of homemade circular discs to the operation helps squeeze out that last bit of juice. I made a couple of discs out of ¾” plywood to fit the two plastic primary fermenters I use. I have a hole in the center just large enough to allow the free run tube with mesh bag to clear. I run the system until at least 50% of the juice is extracted before applying pressure on the disc. Pressure can be applied by simply pressing down by hand, by laying weights on top of the plywood disc, or fashioning a simple tower that fits over the free run tube to allow pressure to be applied to the disc, it’s your choice. I have found that I can get from 70-80% of the free run juice out of the pulp before resorting to the grape press. While it is true that the product being offered is simple enough that one could make their own I have found that it is not worth the effort. Too many trips to the hardware store, leftover material which you may never use in another application are only two of the concerns. The mesh bag which All In One offers is heavy duty and sized just right to fit the free run tube. Using lightweight netting will not do the job and will be impossible to clean. Better to spend one’s time concentrating on making the best wine possible.”