[nafex] Apple Grinder

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Thu Jun 22 16:34:29 EDT 2000


My husband and I have an appliance retail business. Now you've got us trying
to come up with a workable cider press using a disposal and compactor. The
wheels are turning..........Vic

Don Yellman wrote:

> For Tom Olenio:
>
> For the past five years I have used a kitchen garbage disposal mounted
> in a small table to grind my apples.  This is not a traditional method.
> Our forefathers and foremothers did not have garbage disposals.
> However, it works beautifully.  The apples go through there like greased
> lightning, and the pomace is smooth and eminently pressable.
> Apples do have to be cut at least in half to fit the throat of the
> disposal, but I find that the speed of grinding and improved juice yield
> more than compensates for this inconvenience.
> The disposal is quite an inexpensive system to build, and you can grind
> 20 bu./day with no problem.  More if you are in a hurry and have some
> help.  I have never seen a better system for the small-scale cidermaker.
>
> I described my unit in some detail on this board about a year ago.
> Don't know how many, if any, people actually tried it.  If you are
> interested I can supply details and answer any questions.
> Hope all is well up there in the land of civilized drivers.
>
> Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
>
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