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Gärgitter

Name for a lattice made of wood or metal, which is usually attached to a door half of the cellar door. It allows during the fermentation despite being closed wine cellar or Presshaus the fermentation gases ( carbon dioxide ) to escape. But if the fermentation space is lower than the cellar entrance, this can still be dangerous. Such devices were formerly mainly in cellar lanes of Weinviertel (Lower Austria) widespread. The discharge of the fermentation gas was also via the so-called steam pipe, However, both devices are only conditionally suitable, because the toxic carbon dioxide is heavier than air and thus collects at the bottom or at the lowest point. Today, the carbon dioxide is exhausted via exhausters and released into the open or in large cellars in containers and recycled. See also below candles sample and Customs in viticulture,

Fermenting grid - cellar door with fermentation grid

Image: Architektur Fotografie Vienna - Romana Fürnkranz

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