Starting from scratch, DIY press and first pic

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  1. Sep 12, 2018 #1

    Waynes World

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    I though it would be best to start a thread on this new project so to call it.

    So here we go, being a tight git still and to tight to buy even a cheap fruit press for £38 i have rumaged around the garden and shed and found this lot.


    8 foot length 50mm x 50mm x 3mm SHS
    length of steel pipe 720mm x 320mm x 8mm
    Scissor jack
    A 10l ally stew pot that i used to sterilise home brew bit n bobs
    and some 18mm plywood

    I always knew the large steel tube would come in, it was to be for a stove but now it will be a fruit press.

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    I have just back off my jollys i have just picked about 50kg of apples off my trees and this wekeend i am goi gto collect an unkown amount of pears. all desert/eating types. so loads of apples and pears to get through. Subject to friends helping out in exchange for a few bottles i may get a few more KG yet.

    I will be getting a bigger maybe 15l SS stew pot it if works so the ally one is a practice pot in the above pic.


    Ooo looking forward to this as never done real home brew before just TC and kits.

    Watch this space :):)

    Wayne :)
     
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    Small update as had a lot on today

    I found a baking tray for the drip tray and a perfic fit. this will be sat on 18mm ply base. the old ally inner stew pot is 2cm smaller in diam, so a nice fit and i have found a few 16l that will fit alos and will get one soon.

    sods law i sold my sandblaster now

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    This will have a plywood base and a tin on top

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    I was going to go all hog at it and make a GRP drip/run off tray and make it from moulding it from this cake tin, but this will do for a practice.

    I will crack on more this weekend with it. I have an whole fruit juicer before i press it.

    So watch this space :)
     
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    nice build well done
     
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    WOW! Brilliant idea!

    That's the reason I save everything ... athumb..

    ... why SWMBO is forever moaning about the state of my shed which in turn ... asad1

    ... is why I threw away the old Smoker that would have taken the place of your old pipe. aheadbutt

    The only good thing about it is that I don't own any apple trees and don't like cider! :laugh8:

    Keep the photographs coming though! athumb..
     
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    Nice work that man. clapa

    I was going to ask how you are going to scrat the apples and pears before pressing... 50kg in a juicer? ashock1

    Please tell me I've misunderstood... :laugh8:
     
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    what would us chaps be with no shed for collecting esssential items. I shudder to think but there is no changing me on that score. T needs permission before she dares go in there lol..





    I wasnt expecting so many apples never mind the pears i need collect this weekend. I am going to see how the juicer goes, i reckon it mite not be so painful with a few ciders and and a chair with Queen blasting out in the shed lol.

    I am just being a tight git on buying a scratter lol

    These are my apples i collected, i have some more that folk have donated.

    All of two trees and lost near that amount again in windfall that are no good now, should of collected them sooner i guess.

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    Unless they are properly brown with white spots get 'em in. The fallers are the ripest and contain the most sugar!
     
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    A lot that i found need the grubs or what ever has dug into them, not many browned i think, i will check tomorrow what thy are like then ;)
     
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    Gah don't worry about that. ;)
     
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