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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2013, 02:32:37 PM »
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I would have it sit in the foyer as a decoration in the old Victorian house I don't own  ;D



almost a piece of art.

Denny,

my buddy used one of my grain bags in  his press to keep the solids from running out. do you do anything like this or just let it go?
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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2013, 03:23:54 PM »
That's beautiful Denny! What kind of wood is it?

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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2013, 07:34:50 PM »
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I would have it sit in the foyer as a decoration in the old Victorian house I don't own  ;D



almost a piece of art.

Denny,

my buddy used one of my grain bags in  his press to keep the solids from running out. do you do anything like this or just let it go?
The press I use has a mesh bag that fits in the press. I think something is mandatory or you'll have a mess.

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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2013, 08:00:47 AM »
A few years ago I did two gallons using a standard kitchen blender. Not the way to go, even for such a small amount.

I just let the wild yeast do it's thing, and it was some good drinking.

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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2013, 07:44:11 AM »
Here is the Juice and Strain feature I mentioned in my previous posts. It is definitely a creative alternative to the usual pulp/press technique.

Juice & Strain

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Re: home grown cider
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2013, 10:55:42 PM »
  i have only done a few at most. and they were basic, however, one of my colleagues has an orchard and an over abundance of apples.  he wants to try to make his own cider. both alcoholic and not alcoholic.  does anyone have any recommendations on shredding the apples, pressing etc?
The only mass bottle explosions I've ever had were the from the one and only time I tried to make apple cider - whether you shred or press the apples, be careful and accurate with the sugar content - apples can vary greatly, as I found out...
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