Seriously this thread is still about cheese???
I have a press similar to this one but it has a spring guage to determine the pressure.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160394176676&rvr_id=157120938609&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=WXI7&GUID=32e045f31290a02653847524ffe12e9c&itemid=160394176676&ff4=263602_304642 I went with the SS outer hoop. Many can be made way cheaper but this was a present.
This is what I have.http://www.hoeggergoatsupply.com/xcart/product.php?productid=3268&cat=35&page=1http://www.hoeggergoatsupply.com/xcart/product.php?productid=3265&cat=35&page=1I'm sure the pressure changes with the different diameters, but I'm to lazy to figure it out. I have only used my 6" diameter hoop[/quoteJeeze that's not cheap! But like brewing, some things you can DIY and some are better to buy.How about dumping a couple large containers of large curd cottage cheese in one of those molds? Is that farmer's cheese? Back in the 90's I lightly pressed some in a cheese cloth and got a couple cups of dry curds. I wanted something more solid.I'm figuring cottage cheese wouldn't have the culture in it to make just any cheese but maybe more of a time-saver.