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REPLACE YOUR BARRELS OR STAINLESS:

  • Flextank's plastic wine tanks replicate all key barrel functions – without the cost and inconvenience.
  • Space efficient – our tanks can more than double your cellar capacity compared with barrels on racks.
  • Polyethylene Flextanks are hygienic, easy to clean, oxygen permeable and an ideal platform for the winemaker-controlled use of oak adjuncts.
  • The “Angels Share” is retained – no losses and no routine topping required.
  • Flavor volatiles are retained for more complex nose and flavors.
  • Polyethylene Flextanks avoid the reductive environment of closed stainless steel vessels.

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Our Oxygen Permeable Tanks are designed to simulate either a 2nd year or neutral barrel:
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Premium “Dexter” Style Maturation, Fermentation and Storage Tanks

Maturation Tank LidsDexter series tanks are named for winemaker Joe Dexter, proprietor of Lobo Loco Wines in Wilton CA. Joe produced the first gold medal winning wine in the USA using Flextank oxygen permeable maturation tanks.

Dexter tanks feature a patented 19 inch diameter man way opening, hermetically sealed with the clamp style lid and gasket shown. The clamp lid requires neither tools nor herculean strength to install or remove as opposed to similar diameter threaded openings. As the tank is filled, wine impacts the convex lower surface of the lid and then fills the gap between lid and tank. Final fill is through the 2 inch threaded bung hole after the lid has been clamped in place. Minimal entrapped air results.

The wide opening makes for a versatile tank that can be used for primary and secondary ferments in addition to maturation storage. Excellent access for cleaning or the addition and removal of oak adjunct products.

Two thicknesses of vessel provide passive micro oxygenation performance similar to either second year barrels (Maturation Weight) or “neutral” barrels (Heavyweight) at cellar temperature (55F). The thicker units are primarily intended for aromatic whites where only minimal micro oxygenation is desired.

Features:

  • Food Grade polyethylene.
  • Rotationally molded tank.
  • Oxygen permeable.
  • No routine topping required.
  • Retains volatile flavors.
  • Neutral vessel.
  • Versatile.
  • Long service life.
  • 19 inch diameter top opening.

Benefits:

  • Rugged, hygienic, easy to clean unit.
  • Seamless inside surface.
  • Mimics second year barrel for wine aging.
  • Significant labor cost saving.
  • More complex wine flavor profile.
  • Ideal for oak adjunct evaluation and use.
  • Use for fermentation and aging.
  • Low service life cost.
  • Excellent access.

 

    Cost Each  
DM50.2-A Flextank 50 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 with American Oak Toast Stave $ 325.00
DM50.2 Flextank 50 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 315.00
DM50.2-F Flextank 50 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 with French Oak Toast Stave $ 333.00
DM50-8.2 Flextank 50 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tanks, 8-Pack Bundle.2, $115 Freight Incl $ 2315.00
DH50.2-A Flextank 50 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 w/ American Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 430.00
DH50.2 Flextank 50 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 410.00
DH50.2-F Flextank 50 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 w/ French Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 438.00
DH50-8.2 Flextank 50 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tanks, 8-Pack Bundle.2, $115 Freight Incl $ 3055.00
DM80.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 420.00
DM80-4.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tanks, 4 pack Bundle, on PL1.2-$115 Freight Incl $ 1930.00
DM80-8.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tanks, 8-Pack Bundle.2, $115 Freight Incl $ 3155.00
DH80.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 512.00
DH80-4.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tanks, 4 pack Bundle, on PL1.2-$115 Freight Incl $ 2300.00
DH80-8.2 Flextank 80 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tanks, 8-Pack Bundle.2, $115 Freight Incl $ 3885.00
DM200.2 Flextank 200 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 650.00
DH200.2 Flextank 200 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 835.00
DM300.2 Flextank 300 Gallon Dexter Cylindrical Maturation Tank.2 $ 860.00
DH300.2 Flextank 300 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Cylindrical Maturation Tank.2 $ 1045.00
SDM240.2 Flextank 240 Gallon Stacker Dexter Maturation Pallet Tank.2 $ 940.00
SDH240.2 Flextank 240 Gallon Heavyweight Stacker Dexter Maturation Pallet Tank.2 $ 1065.00
SDM300.2 Flextank 300 Gallon Stacker Dexter Maturation Pallet Tank.2 $ 1080.00
DM570F.2 Flextank 570 Gallon Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 3250.00
SDH300.2 Flextank 300 Gallon Heavyweight Stacker Dexter Maturation Pallet Tank.2 $ 1205.00
DH570F.2 Flextank 570 Gallon Heavyweight Dexter Maturation Tank.2 $ 3650.00

Flextank Dexter 50 Gallon (185 Liter) Maturation Tank Flextank Dexter 80 Gallon (300 Liter) Maturation Tank Flextank Dexter 200 Gallon (750 Liter) Maturation Tank Flextank Dexter 300 Gallon (1150 Liter) Maturation Tank Flextank Dexter 570 Gallon (2100 Liter) Maturation Tank

 

Flextank “ECO” style Maturation and Storage Tanks.

maturation tank lidsBoth ECOnomical and ECOlogical, the Flextank ECO series tanks are the lowest cost approach to replacing oak barrels for wine maturation with oxygen permeable polyethylene. ECOlogical as they are fully recyclable after a long service life and make efficient use of oak alternatives such as Staves, Spirals, Beans or Chips.

ECO tanks feature a molded in male thread and rugged 6 inch diameter screw cap with a 2 inch threaded center bung. This provides sufficient access for cleaning the inner top surface and the addition or removal of oak adjuncts. This cap traps minimal air and accepts accessories.

ECO tanks are available in 30,70, 200 and 300 gallon sizes in “Maturation” Weight designed to simulate the oxygenation performance of the average second year barrel at cellar temperature. The 70, 200 and 300 gallon units are also available as “Heavy-weight” versions that have thicker tank walls, and simulate older “neutral” barrels.

Features:

  • Food grade polyethylene.
  • Rotationally molded tank.
  • Oxygen permeable.
  • No routine topping required.
  • Retains volatile flavors.
  • Neutral vessel.
  • Versatile.
  • Long service life.

Benefits:

  • Rugged, hygienic, easy to clean unit.
  • Seamless inside surface.
  • Mimics second year oak barrel for wine aging.
  • Significant labor cost savings.
  • More complex wine flavor profile.
  • Ideal for oak adjunct experimentation and use.
  • Use for fermentation and aging.
  • Low service life cost.
    Cost Each  
EM30 Flextank 30 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank $ 194.00
EH30 Flextank 30 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tank $ 224.00
EM30-F Flextank 30 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank with French Oak Toast Stave (includes S&H) $ 256.00
EH30-F Flextank 30 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tank with French Oak Toast Stave (includes S&H) $ 288.00
EH30-A Flextank 30 Gallon Heavyweigth ECO Maturation Tank with American Oak Toast (includes S&H) $ 285.00
EM30-A Flextank 30 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank with American Oak Toast Stave (includes S&H) $ 253.00
EM30-18 Flextank 30 Gallon ECO Maturation Tanks, 18 Pack Bundle $ 3185.00
EM70 Flextank 70 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank $ 305.00
EM70-4 Flextank 70 Gallon ECO Maturation Tanks, 4 pack Bundle, on PL1-$115 Freight Incl $ 1475.00
EM70-8 Flextank 70 Gallon ECO Maturation Tanks, 8 Pack Bundle - $115 Freight Incl $ 2235.00
EH70 Flextank 70 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tank $ 365.00
EH70-4 Flextank 70 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tanks, 4 pack Bundle, on PL1-$115 Freight Incl $ 1710.00
EH70-8 Flextank 70 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tanks, 8 Pack Bundle - $115 Freight Incl $ 2865.00
EM200 Flextank 200 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank $ 535.00
EH200 Flextank 200 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tank $ 710.00
EM300 Flextank 300 Gallon ECO Maturation Tank $ 735.00
EH300 Flextank 300 Gallon Heavyweight ECO Maturation Tank $ 970.00
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Premium Fermentation Tanks


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FlexTank's Apollo Tank
Super tough, food contact, high-density polyethylene. This material does not interact in any way with the juice or wine, is taint free and is very easy to clean, as tartar and other deposits from the wine don't stick to the surface and the material is not stained by red wine pigments.

plastic wine tanksFlextank’s 900 gallon open fermenter is rotationally-molded in super tough, food contact, high-density polyethylene. This material does not interact in any way with the juice or wine, is taint free and is very easy to clean, as tartar and other deposits from the wine do not stick to the surface and the material is not stained by red wine pigments.

 

    Cost Each  
AH230.2 Flextank 230 Gallon Apollo Tank Fermentor.2 $ 850.00
F900 Flextank 900 Gallon Open Fermentor $ 1490.00
SH480.2 Saturn Heavyweight Fermentation/Maturation Tank with Frame.2 $ 3200.00

Premium Fermentation Tanks


The Flextank SupaTuff Harvest Bins are nestable and stackable with a lid. Two models and capacities are available. Download pdfs for complete details.

 

    Cost Each  
SP160F SP160F SupaTuff Bin Flat Bottom $ 335.00
SP160R SP160R SupaTuff Bin $ 410.00
SP160S SP160S SupaTuff Bin $ 248.00
SP160S (HD) SP160S (HD) SupaTuff Bin $ 295.00
SP300F SP300F SupaTuff Bin Flat Bottom $ 495.00
SP300R SP300R SupaTuff Bin $ 515.00
SP300S SP300S SupaTuff Bin $ 430.00

Available Accessories

Maturation and Storage Tank AccessoriesFlextank offers a number of specialized accessories that add function and convenience to its maturation and other tank products. These include valves, variable capacity skins, fermentation locks and wine racking accessories.

 

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    Cost Each  
AK1 Combo 6-Bolt Flange Accessory Kit 1.5 in. (Includes VF1, BV3 and SV3 ) $ 170.00
AK1T Combo 6-Bolt Flange Accessory Kit 1.5 in. (Includes VF1, BV3 and SV1T ) $ 170.00
AK2 Combo 6-Bolt Flange Accessory Kit 2 in. (Includes VF2, BV4 and SV3) $ 190.00
AK2T Combo 6-Bolt Flange Accessory Kit 2 in. (Includes VF2, BV4 and SV1T ) $ 190.00
AK3 Combo Bulkhead Accessory Kit 1.5 in. (Includes BH3, BV3 and SV3) $ 205.00
AK3T Combo Bulkhead Accessory Kit 1.5 in. (Includes BH3, BV3 and SV1T) $ 205.00
AK4 Combo Bulkhead Accessory Kit 2.0 in. (Includes BH4, BV4 and SV3) $ 225.00
AK4T Combo Bulkhead Accessory Kit 2.0 in. (Includes BH4, BV4 and SV1T) $ 225.00
ALS1 Apollo Lift Strap and Spreader Bar Assembly $ 265.00
ALS2 Apollo Lift Strap (strap only) $ 135.00
BH1 Bulkhead Fitting 1.5 in. $ 69.00
BH1W BH1 Accessory Wrench $ 16.00
BH2 Bulkhead Fitting 2.0 in. $ 139.00
BH3 Bulkhead Fitting Kit 1.5 in. $ 80.00
BH4 Bulkhead Fitting Kit 2.0 in. $ 155.00
BV1 Butterfly Valve 1.5 in. $ 73.00
BV2 Butterfly Valve 2.0 in. $ 83.00
BV3 Butterfly Valve Assembly 1.5 in. $ 80.00
BV4 Butterfly Valve Assembly 2.0 in. $ 90.00
DLA.1 Dexter Lid Assembly.1 (Dexter Lid, Gasket, Bung Gasket, and Clampo Clamp) $ 80.00
DLA.2 Dexter Lid Assembly.2- Current Style Lid- (Dexter Lid, Gasket, Bung Gasket, and Clampo Clamp) $ 80.00
FL1 Fermentation Lock.1 $ 24.00
FL2 Fermentation Lock.2 (Use on New Dexter Generation Lids) $ 24.00
LB Pair of Lifting Brackets for Apollo Tank $ 189.00
OS-A.30 American Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 13.00
OS-A.50 American Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 22.00
OS-F.30 French Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 16.00
OS-F.50 French Oak Medium Toast Stave $ 30.00
P37 37 X 37 X 6" Pallet Accessory item $ 119.00
P48 48 X 48 X 5.88" Racking Pallet $ 149.00
PL1 Pallet and Lug for Warehouse Racking $ 300.00
RE1 Racking Elbow 1 in. $ 65.00
RE2 Racking Elbow 1.5 in. $ 75.00
RP1BH Racking Port Kit 1.5 in. w/ BH Fitting $ 195.00
RP1VF Racking Port Kit 1.5 in. w/ VF Fitting $ 165.00
RP2BH Racking Port Kit 2.0 in. w/ BH Fitting $ 295.00
RP2VF Racking Port Kit 2.0 in. w/ VF Fitting $ 174.00
S15 1/2 Floating Skin for EM30 $ 85.00
S19 5/8 Floating Skin for DM50 and DH50 $ 90.00
S23 5/8 Floating Skin for DM80 and DH80 $ 125.00
S33.5 Floating Skin for DM200, DH200, DM300, DH300, EM200, EH200, EM300 and EH300 $ 150.00
S37/46 Floating Skin for Pallet Tanks PDM300,PDH300 and Stacker Tanks SDM240, SDH240, SDM300, SDH300 $ 195.00
SP160F SP160F SupaTuff Bin Flat Bottom $ 335.00
SP160R SP160R SupaTuff Bin $ 410.00
SP160S SP160S SupaTuff Bin $ 248.00
SP160S (HD) SP160S (HD) SupaTuff Bin $ 295.00
SP300F SP300F SupaTuff Bin Flat Bottom $ 495.00
SP300R SP300R SupaTuff Bin $ 515.00
SP300S SP300S SupaTuff Bin $ 430.00
SV1T SV1T -Tassilini Sample Valve $ 65.00
SV3 Micro-Sample Valve $ 65.00
T1 Thermometer $ 149.00
TW1 Thermowell $ 45.00
VF1 Valve Flange Kit 1.5 in. $ 55.00
VF2 Valve Flange Kit 2.0 in. $ 65.00
VK3 Valve Kit 1.5 in. $ 115.00
VK4 Valve Kit 2.0 in. $ 135.00
YCH "Crispy White" ICON Chardonnay Yeast/Additive Kit $ 250.00
YCM Bordeaux ICON Style Yeast/Additive Kit $ 250.00
YPN Burgundy (Pinot) ICON Style Yeast/Additive Kit $ 250.00
YSB "Crispy White" ICON Sauvignon Yeast/Additive Kit $ 250.00

For the Winemaker:

  • Consistent performance
  • Oak flavor control with adjuncts
  • No routine topping
  • Volatile flavor retention
  • Space efficient
  • Hygienic

For the Accountant:

  • Long service life, no constant replacement costs
  • Stable, predictable costs
  • Lower labor costs
  • Higher price points
  • Lower building, climate control, tax and transport costs

Join the insight of Dr. John Brewer, physicist and winemaker, of Wyldewood Cellars, Kansas who first recognized in 1996 the potential of oxygen permeable polyethylene as a modern winemaking tool. Flextank has refined this American discovery to currently offer a comprehensive range of wine maturation tanks designed and built in the USA.

Specifications and prices subject to change without notice as we constantly seek to improve our products based upon interaction with our valued customers. Pricing is FOB Vancouver, WA 98682 where final assembly takes place using components from 15 states.

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