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Old 11-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Pressing apples from grocery store?

Everything I read online about pressing your own apples for cider references people using the apples they grow are going to an orchard for fallen "cider" apples.

Question is, can I just buy apples from the grocery and press them? Google is failing me on this one.


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Old 11-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Yes, my first cider was done with grocery store apples. However, this is the expencive way to go.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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The MOST expensive way to go. 60 pounds of apples gave me 4 gallons of juice. That's even after freezing. You're better off paying 10 bucks a gallon for cider from an orchard or mill. Unless you can find apples for less than 50 cents a pound...

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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I see. The orchards around here charge close to 7 dollars a pound for apples. and make their own cider, so the don't sell the downed apples. Whole foods it is then. At least it comes with a 1 gallon glass carboy.

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7 bucks a pound?! Are they gold coated?

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7 bucks a pound?! Are they gold coated?
This was my reaction as well!

Are you sure it is not 7 pounds a buck... lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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I think they are "organic"

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Yes, but "organic" doesn't mean you fertilize with gold dust and water it with the tears of a unicorn... $7 per pound is ridiculous!

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Are you sure they dont mean $7 bucks a gallon? Maybe they misunderstood your question

Here is a listing of orchards in TN - looks like you got a couple near you
http://www.orangepippin.com/orchards...ates/tennessee

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You could always ask what the per pound price is for windfall apples. These are essentially the ones that are picked off the ground. Should be a much better price and be slightly more ripe than picked apples. Just make sure to nuke the cider with campden tablets. Also, don't use mushy or crushed windfalls, as there is a slight possibility of e-coli infection.

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