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Old 09-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
sashurlow
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I recently updated my fruit press. Most of it is still from the original that I posted a couple years ago. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/my-cider-press-220909/ It worked very well but I wanted a bucket for ease of pressing. I found this post and liked the strainer idea. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/cider-press-311251/ I found my strainer at a thrift store.
I had heard of using a trailer jack so I included it in my update. I got mine from Tractor Supply for 20 or 30 dollars. The collecting pan and the cutting board peices were re-used for making a circular press plates and I slotted one to fit underneath the strainer to allow juice to flow out the holes in the bottom. The frame is pretty much the same too. I'm going to try to press some plums this afternoon.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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If I decide to keep making cider I will have to build one of those. Much better than the one I cobjobbed together.



 
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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I really like this one. How much did it cost you total?

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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I couldn't tell you how much it cost. Its taken three years to get to this point. The lumber is cheap pine, but its got lag bolts that can add up. The cutting boards to cut up are more expensive than they need to be. The wash basin was cheap, the press was about 30 dollars. The pasta strainer was found at a thrift store. Probably 60-100?
Thanks for the compliment. When I can finally get around to it, I have three buschels to grind and press. Hopefully about 8-9 gallons.

 
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