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Offline pete b

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Cider Pressing
« on: October 10, 2021, 10:36:33 am »
This should keep me busy for awhile.  I think this is the fourth pressing so far but the other pressings were not as much at once.

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Re: Cider Pressing
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 11:27:57 am »
I think our apples are getting pretty close to harvest.  Kinda waiting for a frost first.
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Re: Cider Pressing
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2022, 03:56:03 am »
Hello, i have a diy fruit press. 6 ton on 30 x 30cm - about 75psi. How fine should the apples be for a press to work effective? I managed to get about 200ml for every 1kg of apples (20%). Is that within ballpark?

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Re: Cider Pressing
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2022, 12:51:12 pm »
Hello, i have a diy fruit press. 6 ton on 30 x 30cm - about 75psi. How fine should the apples be for a press to work effective? I managed to get about 200ml for every 1kg of apples (20%). Is that within ballpark?

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I never really calculated weight/volume ratios, I just press all the apples we can stand picking every year (in good years) and get what we get. It varies from variety to variety anyway. I feel that late season apples that are allowed to sit a couple weeks give a higher gravity juice and maybe a little more volume.
As for the size of apple pieces my built in manual crusher rips them up roughly between 1x1 inches to 1x3 inches.
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