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ALMOST BEEKEEPING - RELATED TOPICS => FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE => Topic started by: danno on October 17, 2014, 01:18:34 pm

Title: apple cider
Post by: danno on October 17, 2014, 01:18:34 pm
This link worked when I put it up but something happened. Its from Brew Your Own Magazine. What they did was mounted a garbage disposal under a 20 X 20 X 4" deep box on legs. The outlet to the disposal ran over a bucket. The guy was dropping apple halves (with no water) in it and the were coming out like a play dough fun factory ready to be pressed



I have to build one of these
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152781516574885&set=vb.48616544884&type=2&theater (https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152781516574885&set=vb.48616544884&type=2&theater)
Title: Re: apple cider
Post by: tefer2 on October 18, 2014, 09:01:50 am
I'm interested to see that contraption!
Title: Re: apple cider
Post by: minz on December 22, 2014, 11:43:17 pm
Here is a picture of my apple scratter.
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4815_zps0b210f8e.jpg (http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4815_zps0b210f8e.jpg)
 You will note the ear plugs. I turned the pulley and when I mounted it, I did not get it centred. The noise was bad. It eventually burned the shaft pretty bad. I purchased a pulley and as of today some pillow bearings (after running it with the new pulley I thought I would spend the extra $25
The business end is a white oak glue up with stainless steel heads:
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4814_zpsa2c0309e.jpg (http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4814_zpsa2c0309e.jpg)
Here is a picture of the press, I use a car jack. How well the press works depends on how fine the apples are ground.  I find that I always leave the apples for at least 2 weeks after picking and get way more juice.
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/Wood%20Work/DSCF4127.jpg (http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/Wood%20Work/DSCF4127.jpg)
a short video
http://vid1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4817_zps6lbc1rh6.mp4 (http://vid1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4817_zps6lbc1rh6.mp4)


Title: Re: apple cider
Post by: Eric Bosworth on January 27, 2015, 04:02:39 pm
I was thinking about getting a couple hydraulic cylinders and making a press that uses the hydraulics of the tractor. If I do it right I can hook it up so the PTO powers the grinder.
Title: Re: apple cider
Post by: jvalentour on February 05, 2015, 11:08:46 pm
Log splitter.  Adjusted, of course.
Title: Re: apple cider
Post by: Eric Bosworth on February 11, 2015, 01:13:26 pm
Log splitter.  Adjusted, of course.
not a bad idea... Depending on how it is done it shouldn't be that hard to modify so long as it is a vertical shaft. But if you could take the hydraulic cylinder off and use it as a stand alone even a horizontal shaft could be overcome.