Apple grinder and press

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 11-25-2015 01:36 PM 3310 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built these for the apple season. The grinder has a belt made from duct tape and it worked perfect. The press was made of spruce but it couldn’t handle the pressure. Now it is all ash. The slats were always made from ash. Got almost 40 litres of juice.

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 02:08 PM

Very nice build. If I lived in an area that had more apples available I would build one too, Always wanted to make my won apple juice. I talked to one fellow that made a similar grinder and then used a water extractor that then use to have in laundramats . to extract the juice in volume. I tried growing apples in our northern area but the bears where faster than me and didn’t mind them on the green side.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 02:55 PM

How many apples does it take to get 40 liters of juice? Are we talking bushels and bushels? I hate that local orchards pasteurize or whatever they do – the cider won’t get ‘hard’ any more.

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 03:48 PM

Nice set up. May have to give this a try myself.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 07:59 PM

Thanks everyone.

dhazelton – I used a 5 gallon pail from Home depot. And it took 9 pails to get 40 liters. But it would depend on the apples too. My first 20 liters only took 4 pails and the second 20 took 5 pails. So I guess the first bunch were more juicey. I mixed in red delicious, spies, Macintosh and some wild apples.

As for hard cider this stuff was the best. Made some non-hard too.

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