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Old 12-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Cider press, or consumer juicer?

I was wondering what would yield more juice, a press or a juicer. Maybe some combination? Has anyone played with the options?

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Press any day. Got my pulp really dry and reduced it's volume by 10 fold.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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My Breville juicer is pretty sweet, gets about 75% efficiency by weight which rivals most presses. Can do a 5 gallon batch in 2-3 hrs with set up and clean up.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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For yield I'd say it's in this order (1 being best)
1. juicer
2. hydraulic press
3. screw press

For speed/efficiency
1. screw press
2. hydraulic press
3. juicer

So depends on how much you plan to do, and how much time you have. With a medium (non commercial) press, you can do 5 gallons in about 30 minutes.

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I was just given and I was thinking about buying a press and putting them side by side and seeing which one was more efficient but the cheapest use press around me is about 100, I want to avoid that for a while.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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I was just given a juicer*

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