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Old 09-17-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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How many Bushel's of Apples to make 5 Gallon Batch?


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Old 09-17-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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wow, this is a really popular question
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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On the average, one bushel of apples should yield about 3 to 3 1/2 gallons of cider. This assumes a good press. A bushel of apples is 42-48 lbs The above is for a 48 lb bushel. So you need 2 to 2.5 bushels for 5 gallons with some left over. Its better to have more than not enough.

or for one gallon of apple, cider you will need 16 pounds of apples, more or less.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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Damn beerfactory, it was less than an hour since he'd posted his question, patience man! For a little frame of reference, last year I made three gallons of pear cider with 145 lbs of pears. But pears don't give as much juice as apples, so take that as it were.
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