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Old 03-05-2014, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default Homemade S.S. cheese press

Stainless steel cheese press I made my wife. The 6" tube comes off and the 3" one will go in its place

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Old 03-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
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That's bad ass, Brother!
Thanks for the idea!.........My Wife's cheese making buddy's Husband, makes them out of wood, with a long lever arm, that you have to stack dumbell weights on.

That takes up much less space, ( your design!)........

Where is the whey allowed to drain out, any provisions for that?

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That's a beauty! I hope to make cheese this summer. I've made a few fresh cheeses, but not any aged cheeses. This looks like just the ticket to me!

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Thanks everyone. I'm goin to drill holes in the sides of the mold tubes. There's a piece o's stainless in the bottem of the mold that's full of holes and it sits a half inch off the bottem for drainage. I'm also goin to get a spring to put on the all thread to figure out the pressure. Anyone know where I can find a 1" I.d. s.s. spring? Cheers

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Right here:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#compression-springs/=qzay3w

And show us an exploded view of it when you get the chance, Please Sir.

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Exploded view....any questions feel free.....There will be another nut plus washer above the spring....found the spring at work today.....I think I can make it work!

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What flavor stainless did ya' scare up for the cylinder and ram?

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It's all 304L food grade stainless

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How does your wife determine the pounds of pressure this press applies to the cheese?
I really like this press.

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I've got some figuring/trial - error to do. But I'm confident with a scale and measuring of the compressed spring we should be able to figure it out

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