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Make a Cider Press for Cheap!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HowToLou, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. HowToLou

    HowToLou New Egg

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    Hi Everyone - I wanted to share this before your apples all fell and went to waste. A hand-powered apple grinder/masher and cider press can easily cost you $700. I built this motorized grinder and press for under $75, with a ceiling fan motor and a few plastic buckets. The grinder is made by forming two 6-inch PVC end caps into a drum and studding it with stailless steel screws. This is attached to and driven by a fan motor. The press container is made with 5 buckets, one inside the other, for extra strength, and drilled with 100 holes to let out the cider. A threaded rod is used to press a wooden plunger to squeeze the apples. Here is a video to show how I did it. -Lou

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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Very clever! Not sure if I could pull it off though - not so great with electricity.

    BTW, how did you wife feel about the ceiling fan demolition [​IMG]
     
  3. HowToLou

    HowToLou New Egg

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    Thanks. I did not use that fan from my daughter's room [​IMG] I recycled one that somebody threw away!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  5. HowToLou

    HowToLou New Egg

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    Thank you!
     

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