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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I use this Bosch tree shredder that's never seen a tree I think there about £180 from B&Q I picked it up for £30 on gumtree works a treat.

 

I've used the blade that connects to a drill in a bucket pulp master in my opinion back breaking and dangerous sitting in the garage never to be used again.

 

Mole trapper your cider looks fantastic real nice quality looking stuff, I think your allowed to produce and sell up to 7000 litres before Customs & Excise want a slice.

 

I think if upped my game and had a good supply of apples the Vigo electric pulper is the way to go.

 

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Any body seen this on eBay good investment if any one is seriously going bigger with a good supply of apples. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/162692218967

 

I foraged these today Bag of pears there as well trying out a gallon of Perry.

 

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