I'm interested in making some hard cider/perry this fall. I already make wine so I have a small #20 ratchet press. Will this thing hold up for pressing cider?
Also, I am looking at getting an apple crusher. Is the standard red Weston crusher a good buy? Is it robust? It seems to have a wooden drum and steel "teeth", are the teeth screw heads? I've never seen one up close to know how it really works. I saw where you can make a crusher from a garbage disposal, but I'm thinking the manual crusher would work well enough for me.