How many apples?

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On average how many apples, each or pound, does it take to make one gallon of cider?
 

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It depends on the type and size of the fruit and of course how efficient your grinding and pressing is, but as a rough guide you can typically expect to get about 50% juice by weight from apples. So for a US Gallon (4 litres) you need round 20-25lbs (8-10 kg) of apples. About 80-100 normal size apples should give you a gallon of juice.

I usually overcater by about 10% and save the extra juice for secondary top up, either by refrigerating or freezing it.
 
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It depends on the type and size of the fruit and of course how efficient your grinding and pressing is, but as a rough guide you can typically expect to get about 50% juice by weight from apples. So for a US Gallon (4 litres) you need round 20-25lbs (8-10 kg) of apples. About 80-100 normal size apples should give you a gallon of juice.

I usually overcater by about 10% and save the extra juice for secondary top up, either by refrigerating or freezing it.
Good info, thanks.
 

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I just pressed 17 gallons of Gravenstien apples into about 3.6 gallons of juice. That works out to about 4.72:1.

I wish I had thought to weigh the apples before I pressed them. I just picked them and put them in 5 gallon buckets.
 
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