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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...