Sunday, September 05, 2010

Apples in season, pressing etc etc......

It's often been a bit of a nuisance when the apples are in season, as I'd dearly love to be able to make use of some.

Whether it's for apple wine, cider or whatever.

Part of what stops me is the price of the kit this should give you some idea of the costs.... very nice, but IMO, over priced.....

Whereas, I recently found this absolute fucking master stroke it's simplicity is brilliant especially if you look further around the net to find the designs for making a press from some framing, pressing boards and a hydraulic bottle type car jack. Or even a smallish, machine shop hydraulic press. You can obtain something like 10 tonnes pressure on the pulp.

The idea of using a "garbage disposal unit" for a grinder is brilliant. Giving a nice, even, "apple sauce" type pommace ready for wrapping up as a "cheese", ready for pressing.

The only downside of that link is the constantly annoying reference of pressed apple juice as "cider". That's more of a language barrier thing between the UK and US (we speak English, they speak "American" - similar, yet very different). It doesn't matter whether the apple juice is clear or cloudy, it's still fucking apple juice. If it's then fermented, it's fucking cider, not "hard cider", just fucking cider!!!!!

Hey ho! be a boring place if we all spoke the same......... Either way, "his" idea and suggestion are, IMO, brilliant......

TTFN!

2 comments:

Carl said...

"The only downside of that link is the constantly annoying reference of pressed apple juice as "cider". That's more of a language barrier thing between the UK and US (we speak English, they speak "American" - similar, yet very different). It doesn't matter whether the apple juice is clear or cloudy, it's still fucking apple juice. If it's then fermented, it's fucking cider, not "hard cider", just fucking cider!!!!!"

Amen! yet when in Rome as they say?
This side of the pond has lost it's way with respect to the old ways ( Cider )makin that is...When I was a wee chap all the old boys got together and made some for the basement months during the winter time...We all had a bitch of a time climbing up those bloody stairs after the drinkin was over I tell ya :)
I'm on the 3 year plan with the 2 year whips planted....IMHO that contraption is way too much work for this good old boy..When pressing is on so is huntin season so need to make short work of the grinding / pressing is of utmost importance! Sands the $$$ a bladder press and Shark is in order....Man has to know his limitation's...

Regards,

TB

The Fatbloke said...

Well I'd guess that if you can make up a garbage disposal type pulper and a set of boards and cloths for pressing, for speed of pressing, all you'd need is one of those commercial tyre presses (like used for removing/changing forklift solid type tyres) - then you'd be able to get all your pulping/pressing done in a hurry...... ;-)