• Destemmer Lugana 3R Destemmer Lugana 3R As the grapes are fed into the Lugana’s receiving hopper a short auger meters them into the rotating destemmer cage. By destemming prior to crushing a superior must is obtained. The destemming cage and paddles operate at a low RPM to prevent maceration of the fruit and to keep the grape stems intact. To make this operation more delicate the destemming paddles are made of a food-grade polyurethane plastic instead of metal. The adjustable destemming paddles offer the winemaker the best operation on specific grape varieties.
• The Lugana’s crushing rollers are mounted under the destemming drum so no stems are crushed into the must. The rollers are made of Stainless steel and covered with food-grade rubber. Adjustment requires no tools. Two calibrated knobs on the outside of the machine allow the operator to set the roller spacing to give the desired amount of crushing.
• The standard “LUGANA 3 R” destemming cage will work all common grape varieties. If the winemaker sees a need for a special custom destemming cage, it can be quickly installed. If a different hole size is desired, it is available by special order.