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Post by THE CIDER MAN » Mon May 30, 2016 3:47 pm

can i use a house hold juicer to get the juice from my apples to make my cider

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Re: cider

Post by Jim » Mon May 30, 2016 4:42 pm

Hi Cider Man and welcome to JBK. :)

I don't know the answer, but I'm going to move this post to the Cider Making forum as your question is more likely to be seen there.
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Re: cider

Post by oldbloke » Mon May 30, 2016 9:52 pm

Yes, you can, but the quantity involved in making any sensible volume of cider means that all the but the best domestic juicers are at risk of burning out.
A better option, if possible, is to borrow/rent a scratter and press from a local cidermaker or homebrew shop.

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Re: cider

Post by THE CIDER MAN » Tue May 31, 2016 1:31 pm

[quote="oldbloke"]Yes, you can, but the quantity involved in making any sensible volume of cider means that all the but the best domestic juicers are at risk of burning out.
A better option, if possible, is to borrow/rent a scratter and press from a local cidermaker or homebrew shop.[/quote]



thanks oldbloke that help me

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Re: cider

Post by lord groan » Tue May 31, 2016 5:18 pm

Hi cider man,
Totally agree with oldbloke, I tried using a good quality juicer a few years ago, it did work but was agonisingly slow and I gave up in the end.
I ended up reading through all the posts on here about making your own scatter to pulverise the apples and a press to extract the juice and finally got them made in time for last year's harvest. What a difference! About2 hours to scrat and press 25 litres juice and get the yeast in to begin fermenting.
Cost was under £10 for the scratter, a kitchen waste disposal unit from eBay, and about £15-20 for the bits to make the press. It did need a bit of crafty diy I suppose, but now I'm sorted for future harvests!
Hth

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Re: cider

Post by THE CIDER MAN » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:09 pm

hi lord groan and oldbloke
i like to say thank you for taking the time to answer my question on the juicer it has save me money and time

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Re: cider

Post by oldbloke » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:41 pm

I know a chap with an orchard, but it was all eaters rather than varieties suitable for cider and scratter&press hire was going to be about £35/day, so I've stuck to turbocider.

There is a blade-in-a-bucket thing available commercially at a sensible price - you attach it to a power tool - for the scratter part if you intend getting into cider properly, and it's possible to make a press with minimal DIY skills though efficiency is dependent on a good design and build.

If there are other cider makers local to you you can almost certainly borrow the gear.

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