Home made apple press

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Home made apple press

Post: #247147 Bristolbelle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:48 pm

After our apple picking around 2 weeks ago, My OH made an apple press out of a car jack and a bed frame. Photos can be found on my blog. It worked realy well and we managed to press around 10 ltrs of apple juice. Now sitting in the kitchen, started bubbling away like mad and has now slowed right down. Do we need to add finings to the cider or do we just leave it as is?
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Re: Home made apple press

Post: #247161 jim
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:11 am

Dear Bristolbelle,

Loved the photos of constructing the press. I've managed to get a gallon of juice from 20lb of red bramley pulp in the past. Depending on the summer sun it has sometimes achieved 8%. I've always left it cloudy and it doesn't seem to have done any harm.Keep up the good work and let us know how it progresses,

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Re: Home made apple press

Post: #247163 Potter's Farm
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:53 am

My hubby wants to make a cider press, will show him your pics. He never adds any finings, just lets the cider sit.

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Re: Home made apple press

Post: #247167 Bristolbelle
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:08 am

Thanks for the advice. We are going to transfer it into another demijohn an leave it for a little longer. Will let you know how strong it is. :wave:
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Re: Home made apple press

Post: #253603 Bristolbelle
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:08 pm

We made 3 batches of cider. The first came out at 6.5%, the seccond at 7% and the third 8%. The third lot was made with appled picked in oct.So we will be picking all of them for this year in october.
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