|Project by woodworkered||posted 08-31-2011 04:34 AM||3146 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
Well made the first batch of apple cider and it is good. I built this press last winter and I’ve been waiting all summer for the first apples to be ready. The grinder and press both do thier job well. Picture #1 is filling the hopper with apples. Picture #2 is the grinding drum doing its job. Picture #3 is the grindings in the press basket. Picture #4 putting the final squeeze on. Picture #5 is the cider going thru the strainer into the ice chest. Picture #6 is tasting the final product fresh as it can be. Wish I could give you all a taste but guess I can’t.
I want to thank my son and daughter-in-law and a close friend of the family for their help in making the first batch.
Well the 1st day of October we pressed our 100th gallon of cider and still going. The one hundred gallon mark was hit and the press works problem free. The apples are about all done should have one or two more pressing for the year. We have used fresh cider, made canned apple juice, and are making applejack and have given cider to friends and family and it is still a pleassure making the golden juice. I mixed mac’s and golden and red delicious apples to make a tasty cider. Thegrinder system is perfect and we average 2 1/2 to 3 gallon of cider per 5 gallon bucket of apples. I have added a short video if you would like to see it work.
—Ed Central Pa