To press or not to press... - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > To press or not to press...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
BBBF
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Chicago
Posts: 1,376
Liked 98 Times on 80 Posts


I had a similar problem with pears. I chopped them up in the food processor, put the pulp into a paint strainer, squeezed and repeat. I don't recomend this method, but it can be done.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #12
Peruvian
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Southern, VT
Posts: 17
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts


Crushing apples is as easy and putting them in a bucket and dropping a clean sledge hammer over and over until they are pulp. Pressing can be easy too. Build a small (2 ft wide x 3 ft tall) frame from 2x4s or 4x4s. Take a plastic bucket and cut holes in it and use a cheese and cloth system. A small bottle jack works well. I found this version on line. It's a little different but still easy to make. It fits on a tabletop.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
agent44
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Port alberni, BC
Posts: 182
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


If I had a steady supply of apples I would for sure make a press, but I don't, not to mention I live in a town home with limited storage, I have a hard enough time storing all of my tools. I've thought of making a press that disassembles and could be stored easier. We shall see.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First press of the season IllusionOfTime Cider Forum 5 11-13-2015 02:53 AM
my cider press sashurlow Cider Forum 5 03-08-2012 07:39 AM
No Press ere109 Cider Forum 2 10-06-2011 12:59 PM
press design Papagayo Cider Forum 4 06-06-2011 11:12 PM
First time cider-er. To Press, or not to Press? missfebruary Cider Forum 12 10-18-2009 05:52 AM


Forum Jump