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  • Posted in thread: Apple tree medic needed on 06-22-2012 at 03:57 AM
    Absolutly true that you cannot use any apples that have dropped on the ground here. We put
    large nets at waist level to catch our apples and minimise bruising but then again we only have
    about 15 tree...

  • Posted in thread: Apple tree medic needed on 06-21-2012 at 04:26 AM
    You have no apples this year for a few reasons. First, you must prune the trees every winter.
    You might think they look great but to have a good Apple producing tree most people will think
    it looks cr...

  • Posted in thread: Unlimited apples, but no press or juicer :( on 05-16-2012 at 10:36 PM
    You will burn out a juicer the first time you use it for any large amount of cider. I build a
    press from 2x4's and some scrapes, and used a modified garbage disposal as a grinder. Less than
    $100 and y...

  • Posted in thread: Found an old Press, not sure if I should use it as is... on 05-08-2012 at 03:59 AM
    Hit it with a pressure washer. Start a foot away and work closer so you don't damage the wood
    grain. Then definatly seal it so it keeps well. Nice find!

  • Posted in thread: Garbage disposal thoughts... on 10-15-2011 at 02:49 PM
    While flowing water would normally carry the debris through a garbage disposal, I doubt if it
    aids in cooling the motor.Openings in the motor housing would provide the greatest heat lost,
    but the vent...

  • Posted in thread: Garbage disposal thoughts... on 10-15-2011 at 02:46 PM
    No need to modify the disposal in such a way. You can't just throw in a load of apples and have
    it grind them up. With that in mind, cutting the apples in half gives you a good pace so you do
    not over...

  • Posted in thread: Garbage disposal thoughts... on 10-13-2011 at 09:10 PM
    This was my first year making cider and I used a 3/4hp disposal. I cut all apples in half, and
    they fed right through. When put in whole it would overheat the motor. I made about 50 gallons
    and gave a...

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