As far as what other apples will go into the Oct 6th pressing, I wont know what's available til Tuesday. I'd like to get about 1/2 to 2/3 Staymans with some Jonathans for tartness, Winesaps if they are available and maybe some Cortlands again. Then again, it could be all Staymans.
As far as the hand pressing goes, there are a lot of apple options. This area seems to have had a good year for apples. Apples available by the bushel right now are Northern Spys, Winesaps, Grimes Golden, Jonathan, Cortlands, Granny Smith, Fuji, York, McIntosh, Mutsu, Gala, Empire, Prima, Big Red, Smokehouse, Cameo, Red and Golden Delicious. Next week Stayman, Black Twig and Albemarle Pippens should be available.
A lot of these I'm not familiar with, so I loaded up at my local produce store over the weekend. I've been munching a lot of apples. I want to do a batch with Northern Spys as the base apple. It may take a while to figure out what to mix with. I'll probably cut some up and put them out on Tuesday, so people can mix and match