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demonfarmer2630

  • Joined May 2011
  • kennoway
  • soor plooms
wanted cider press/ fruit press
« on: September 18, 2011, 08:48:38 pm »
hi i am looking for a cider/fruit press i am in cupar fife need asap can buy if cheap enough :wave:

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 09:24:37 pm »
Good luck to you Demonfarmer.

My unasked for advice?

Be careful of "cheap enough" presses. My experience is that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

Are there any other apple/fruit growers near you? or a community initiative that have a press that you can use?

Sorry - not being very helpful - but you would want to avoid a false economy I'm sure

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demonfarmer2630

  • Joined May 2011
  • kennoway
  • soor plooms
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 09:36:34 pm »
sorry i didnt reply before only just fixed pc havnt been on since may i appreciate your input and thank you for your help last time

benkt

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Cambridgeshire
    • Hempsals Community Farm
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 08:39:41 am »
Building one is fairly easy if you have a car jack for squishing power and plenty of spare wood - we knocked one up in an afternoon which seems to do the trick. There's a picture of the result on our website:
http://www.hempsalsfarm.com/2011/09/a-pile-of-pork/

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 02:51:40 pm »
Yes - and you can get good pressures with a car jack press
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demonfarmer2630

  • Joined May 2011
  • kennoway
  • soor plooms
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 09:27:24 pm »
hi dose anyone have plans to help build one

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 09:40:56 pm »
PM northfifeduckling - I'm sure that there's a transition town initiative that has a good fruit press for hire. Just can't remember the name at the moment as it's some time since I had dealings with them.

dizzy1pig

  • Joined Jan 2010
  • Leuchars, Fife
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 09:57:19 pm »
check out fife fruit forum on face book.. there is a link on it.
fife ranger service have a press as well

windymiller

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 07:27:41 pm »
got one for sale, last did 7000 litres, 14 foot tall and 7 feet wide, probably 200 years old 500.

demonfarmer2630

  • Joined May 2011
  • kennoway
  • soor plooms
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 10:40:04 am »
thank you but i do not have that much money if you still have in few months would be great

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2011, 06:43:19 am »
Here's a linkt o w good wiki page. Looks like you would have to buy the book for the plans

http://www.ukcider.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Homemade_Cider_Press
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011, 06:08:38 am by suziequeue »
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ellied

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Fife
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Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2011, 07:36:21 pm »
I posted on your other thread about going to the apple pressing course at Falkland Centre for Stewardship - I also know they either rent out their press or you can take your apples in to them - not sure which or maybe both are available..  If you're in Cupar area then you might find them worth a call..
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demonfarmer2630

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Re: wanted cider press/ fruit press
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2011, 09:19:28 pm »
sounds great do you have there number?

 

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