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Title: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: beerhaus on September 01, 2010, 01:22:14 PM
Ok I have access to an apple press and apples - how many apples do I need to get 5 gal. of cider?
It's an early apple crop with lots of utility grade apples avaialbe so it's cider making time.
Title: Re: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: Vin S on September 01, 2010, 02:30:40 PM
It takes around 12lbs to 14lbs for a gallon. I think it works out to 1 1/2 bussels?
Title: Re: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: akr71 on September 01, 2010, 02:32:57 PM
1 bushel of apples will get you about 2 to 3 gallons of cider.

So 2 or 3 bushels of apples will be needed to produce 5 gallons of cider.
Title: Re: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: brushvalleybrewer on September 02, 2010, 01:36:09 AM
My experience is the same as akr71. I have two bushels in the cellar now waiting to press this weekend and I expect to get somewhere in the neighborhood of five gallons.
Title: Re: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: alikocho on September 02, 2010, 07:52:36 AM
I always work on the rule of thumb of kilos divided by five roughly equals gallons

Ok course YMMV and it depends whether you save the pulp from your cheeses to give it a second pressing.
Title: Re: Howmany Apples does it take
Post by: denny on September 02, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
It depends somewhat on the weather/rainfall, also.  I get more juice out of the apples if it's been raining or freezing before I harvest them.