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Posted in thread: Last Straw bottle filler - need help! on 09-16-2016 at 10:05 PM
I make cider, and prefer it heavily carbonated (~3 volumes). I've only bottled once with a
bottle filler (in the past I've just gone directly from taps), and it was a disaster. I used
the Last Straw e...
Posted in thread: Will I need my disposal with a new press? on 08-27-2015 at 11:00 PM
That's very nice! The pomace you're getting is a bit finer than I get out of my stainless steel
crusher, though not quite as fine as what I get when I pass that crushed apple through the
Posted in thread: Will I need my disposal with a new press? on 08-26-2015 at 12:45 AM
The black knob on the bottom adjusts the chute that guides the "pomace" (if you can call it
that as coarse as it is). It can scoot forward or backward, or even removed to let the pomace
fall straight ...
Posted in thread: Will I need my disposal with a new press? on 08-25-2015 at 02:33 PM
Thanks for the responses - what apple mill do you guys recommend, with a Lancman bladder press
in mind?The crusher is made for apples. It's by a company in New York called Raw Rutes ( As
far as I can...
Posted in thread: Will I need my disposal with a new press? on 08-24-2015 at 04:05 PM
Hey all - My current cider setup includes a crusher (this one) which I've motorized. I pass the
crushed apple through a garbage disposal and into a homemade basket press (similar to this one,
Posted in thread: Should I add sulfites when I add pectic enzyme, or after? on 06-20-2014 at 02:53 PM
Hm. Just going off of what I've read, I have no experience with this application of pectinase
so I can't say for sure. Guess there's really only one way to find out... time for a day of
Posted in thread: Acidity on 06-19-2014 at 07:49 PM
Yeah, the perfect pH is the pH you started with on the one you love :)Seriously though, the
general "rule" is in the range of 3.1-3.5. Experiment, and take good notes.If it's too acidic
you might want...
Posted in thread: Should I add sulfites when I add pectic enzyme, or after? on 06-18-2014 at 05:01 PM
Thanks... but... It sounds to me like you're talking about adding pectinase after pressing for
clarifying - and I totally agree with your process if that's the case (that's what I usually
do).In this ...
Posted in thread: Should I add sulfites when I add pectic enzyme, or after? on 06-18-2014 at 03:16 PM
This is my first time using pectic enzyme before pressing - I'm hoping it'll increase my yield.
The process I expected to follow was to mill, add pectic enzyme, let sit at 65F for 24 hours,
Posted in thread: What to seal my apple press with? Thompson's WaterSeal? on 06-11-2014 at 02:39 PM
Good stuff, thanks everyone! Beeswax it is... a rancid press sounds nasty.