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#1 mole trapper

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:05 pm

Evening all,
Just wondering if anyone has ever seen, knows of plans for a "good" manual apple crusher? Last few years I've used one of the German electric spiedel jobbies which are awesome, but they rely on electric. I want to be old school and produce my pumice manually.
Tried the over priced vigo crap that gives you about 30% return and a few other crushers but I need a real productive one.
So anyone got any ideas?

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:26 pm

Think my brother uses a piece of 3x2 before using an apple press

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:29 pm

Bottle jack .......

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:50 pm

Bottle jack .......


The scratter cuts them before the bottle jack

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:09 pm

Strimmer in a barrel ........
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:14 pm

Well I decided I'm not going to find exactly what I'm looking for so for this year I'm going to stick with modern and extremely efficient, so I've bought the big spiedel jobby from vigo. A lot of money but easily recouped when you put it against the value of the cider.
We started bottling last year's today, only forty five bottles (430 ish) to go.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:44 pm

I reckon you need a bit of help pal. Drinking that is. I could supply the pickles and bits and bobs. Jok.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:53 pm

i love a drop of cider.any for sale.?



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:06 pm

We've been looking in to regs regarding selling at the gate and how much you can sell before customs and excise become involved, it will be another four years before were into industrial production.
It is a long term plan.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:55 am

Socks. I was thinking along the lines of one of those plaster mixers. Stick it on the cordless and let rip. That'll churn them up a bit. Jok.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:02 pm

Monty Don had one he hired in on gardeners world  it was like a old turnip cutter  it did the job but your going to end up with arms like popeye if you've a lot to do 



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:01 pm

Here's the last small one of the liquid gold to be bottled before we box the 220 ltr barrel.

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:43 pm

You could make something like this https://youtu.be/t0ijlIbJ6-c and like socks says use petrol driven strimmer or chainsaw.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 01:45 pm

I decided I couldn't faff around any longer. A lot of apples here now which I'm hoping to press next week, so I've bit the bullet and bought the spiedel apple mill from vigo, it's expensive but after using one last year I knew it was the one.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:46 am

Ask around the farms for a old root cutter great for chipping large amounts of apples, paid £50 for the one I've got.




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