[NAFEX] Apple press pumace

D Stubbs dsmndel at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 22:27:51 EST 2008

I use 3 or 4 cheeses stacked up when I press in our home made press ( I used
a old 20 ton hydraulic jack) and each goes from about 3" down to 1/2 or 3/4"
, much like Bob Capshew's post said, They're dry as pizza dough, so it's a
ratio of about 5 or 6 to one with this method, using fine ground  apples.
It doesn't extend far enough to make it all in one set, so I just add a
round of hardwood to  do the second setting.
I 'm considering Harbor freight's $60 long shaft jacks, but they are only 8
ton, no idea if that is enough.

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Mark Angermayer <hangermayer at isp.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks
> I'm designing a cider press and had a question for you folks who squeeze
> your apples in a pressing bucket.  Once you grind the apples and put the
> pumace in the bucket, how far can the pumace be compressed normally?  In
> other words, lets say you started 12" of pumace in your bucket (not
> counting
> the platen) how much compressed pumace would you have at the end of the
> pressing?  6 inches of compressed pumace?  3 inches?
> Thanks,
> Mark
> KS
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