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  • Built my own 20 ton 19" rack and cloth press.
  • Brewing cider
  • Engineer, Biotech
  • Female
  • Married
  • Hudson
  • Massachusetts


  • Posted in thread: I'm building a press... on 09-24-2015 at 01:14 AM
    1/4" HDPE 18x22 and 4" deep are around $80.It doesn't need to be thick, just needs to be able
    to catch cider.Sorry for the late reply (only 8 months ha ha ha) but my rack is 19" so I had to
    go for the...

  • Posted in thread: Freezing fresh cider on 09-24-2015 at 01:08 AM
    I have successfully frozen over 15 gallons of fresh pressed apple juice for 6 months and then
    brewed from the juice. You will be fine and it is actually a good idea. A chest freezer comes
    in handy. Ju...

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting bucket on 09-24-2015 at 01:05 AM
    There's a good chance your local home dept has them tooYes Lowes sells them too.ABout $5 for
    the bucket and a couple of bucks for the lid. Made of HDPE food grade.

  • Posted in thread: Borrow a cider press in NH / VT? on 09-24-2015 at 01:00 AM
    Bring your apples down to Hudson MA and you can use my rack and cloth press.It will take about
    4 bushels per pressing (14 to 15 gallons)

  • Posted in thread: Cider Pressing in central MA (HUDSON) on 09-15-2015 at 04:55 PM
    Anyone interested in a group cider pressing before the end of september?I have a 19" rack and
    cloth press (homemade with HF 20 ton shop press) and an SS insinkerator grinder I use to press
    about 10 ga...

  • Posted in thread: Wild yeast..maybe not a good idea? on 09-15-2015 at 04:50 PM
    make sure you crush the campden tablet first.

  • Posted in thread: Pressing apple cider 9/13/15 Harrisburg,Pa on 09-15-2015 at 12:16 PM
    Did you get any people show up?What kind of press were you using?

  • Posted in thread: How many gallons of cider in 2015 on 09-15-2015 at 12:15 PM
    Just started a 5 gallon batch of pear cider last weekend and have started pressing apples now
    so a lot more to come509+5= 514

  • Posted in thread: Large fermentor for cider? on 08-12-2015 at 04:58 PM
    A lot of small scale commercial cider makers ferment in the IBC totes. There is no reason to
    fear them, other than making sure you have a plan in place to move and transfer them when
    full.Also ensure ...

  • Posted in thread: Large fermentor for cider? on 08-12-2015 at 02:32 PM
    We fermented in the blue 55 gallon HDPE barrels from a local Biotech co. The barrels are used
    to contain raw materials for their process, however they are contained within a liner inside
    the barrel so...