Float on a cloud: gently and
efficiently moves whole berries
to your fermentation tanks
The knife gate valve efficiently
directs berries into the tank and
is easy to clean and sanitize
The Must Vessel™ features
rugged steel construction and
NEMA 4X enclosures for durability
in the cellar environment


P&L’s Must Vessel™ provides a flexible and simple way to convey whole berries from your sorting line to the fermentation tanks. Once positioned over your tank, the Must Vessel™ is drained into the tank through the knife gate valve.

In our optional motorized version, the knife gate valve can be operated via remote control without leaving the forklift. Onboard rechargeable battery power opens the knife valve, and gravity moves the must into your tanks. Unlike pumping, when a must vessel is used there are no hoses to move, drain and clean, resulting in less labor.

  • Flanged top opening reduces spillage while in transport

  • Knife gate valve with 12-inch opening

  • Optional powered valve:

    • UL-listed control box
    • Wireless remote control for valve
    • Rechargeable battery
  • 8-inch wheels with locking brakes

  • Built-in forklift pockets

  • High-quality stainless steel construction

  • Easy cleaning and sanitizing

  • Dimensions: 48″ x 48″ x 36″ tall

  • 1/2-ton capacity

Product Brochure

1/2 Ton Bin Grape Reception Equipment – Under 5 Tons Per Hour Processing