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Old 03-19-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with the X-1 press by Goodnature? We are a large wine club (more like a co-op) and we want to get a big, powered apple press. The typical frame & cloth presses are too slow as we plan on getting into apple pressing for other people as well as our own juice for cider. We've spent a lot of time on the 'net and the Goodnature one seems like the best bet, and the cheapest, in spite of the hefty price tag. We have a large frame & cloth press now to which we've added a powered hydraulic ram but it's just too slow and labor intensive. The X-1 seems to be what we're looking for.

 
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Have you looked at hydropresses. gomark
They are a little less efficient than the goodnature but very easy to use and clean.

 
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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We have a hydropress now that we use for blackberries and raspberries mostly. It works well but doesn't have enough psi for apples.

 
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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You could ask on the cider workshop, I think some members there have experience of the x-1. How big is your hydropress? I heard some people are using them for apples, the psi of a rack and cloth press isn't that much higher.

 
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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I'm not aware of the cider workshop. Is it part of this site? The rack and cloth is 75psi and I'm sure the hydropress is much lower than that. Another group in our area has the medium hydropress that they're using for apples and aren't particularly satisfied with it. Ours is the smallest of the three.

 
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #6
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The cider workshop is a British forum. link

 
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:37 AM   #7
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Thanks Greg. Big help.

 
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:24 PM   #8
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Hey have you checked out the FS 12 Cold Press http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/...juicing-press/

Great price for a great piece of equipment! Highly recommended!

 
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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DougBrown
Can you send me pictures of your large frame & cloth press to which you added a powered hydraulic ram? Thinking about making one.... Why is it too much work? Thanks.
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