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Old 08-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
littlelord
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Anyone have any opinions on this press? It's Italian made and sold at williams...http://www.williamsbrewing.com/180-O...ESS-P1326.aspx

having never used a fruit press before i have no idea if this is adequate for my needs. i'd like to do 5 gallon batches of cider/apfelwein this fall...
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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fyi... i'm mostly curious about the size of this press. i know the fruit has to be crushed first etc... thanks!

 
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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You can make 5 gallons of cider using a blender if you want. Like all things you just need some time, and a press will increase your juice yield too. It will be fine

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:59 AM   #4
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That sort of press isn't very practical. the yield from basket presses isn't very good, and being so small it would be very slow to do a good quantity. You would be better to buy a tool press off ebay or build a wooden press yourself (there are a few threads on this forum about building a press, or google). There is also the problem of a mill/scratter to turn the apples into pulp before pressing. If you can get a good mill and press setup you can have years of fun, experimenting with different apple cultivars/crabapples, even planting some trees. Don't waste your money on a little toy press like that.

 
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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Dear Sir,
I am interested in stainless steel fruit press (15 Gallon) and want to know for quotation.

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Anyone have any opinions on this press? It's Italian made and sold at williams...http://www.williamsbrewing.com/180-O...ESS-P1326.aspx

having never used a fruit press before i have no idea if this is adequate for my needs. i'd like to do 15 gallon batches of cider/apfelwein this fall...

 
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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I have a 3.2gal hydraulic press from http://store.homebrewheaven.com/mobile/storefront.aspx and it is ideal for me (physically disabled with neck and back issues). Small enough that I can do everything on my own. Last year, to 'help me' without my knowledge, my son put plywood sheet on driveway, clean/sanitized tarp/liner on bottom and folded over the top and sides to make a package, cover with more plywood and drive over the covered apples with the riding mower a few times. Pick up tarp edges and into crusher it goes. Was awesome. Uncoventional as all get out, but it worked!! I have no idea how many apples or what kind they were but I had 8 gallons of cider by the time all was said and done.

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Dear Sir,
I am interested in stainless steel fruit press (15 Gallon) and want to know for quotation.
Unfortunately I do not think you will ever find a 15-gal SS press for home use anyway, perhaps commercial.
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