apple grinder

Discussion in 'DIY' started by greenjah, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    There is also an apple orchard at the farm and with trimming i have no time to crank a handle for 40 min just to make 1.5 gal of cider so i took a day and built this grinder so i can just throw the apples in and let it grind.


    Anyway i just thought it was cool so i wanted to share.


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    the drum in the bottom just has a bunch of stainless screws in rows to do the grinding.


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    i just did a test run, the cider gets made in a much cleaner area.
     
  2. Grown in Tx.

    Grown in Tx. Locked and Loaded

    I love building simplistic stuff. I got a garage and grow room full of it. Looks like it works pretty good. :goodjob:
     
  3. ResinRubber

    ResinRubber Civilly disobedient/Mod

    Making apple butter this week, sure could use that thing!


    Images of Coen's "Fargo" keep flashing through the brain.
     
  4. friendlyfarmer

    friendlyfarmer Rollin' Coal

    Love that thing. I've got some apple trees myself....:idea:
     
  5. jr215

    jr215 Caged hippie

    Very cool! I love home made gadgets.
     
  6. greenjah

    greenjah A Fat Sticky Bud

    Got to use it today, its great. Me and my trimmers went out and picked apples, then i washed them with the power washer, ground them pressed 8 gal of cider cleaned up and powerwashed the press and grinder all in 2 hours, if i actually took 4 or 5 hours to do it i could probably get at least 40 gal.


    Last year it took hours just to make a few gal with the hand crank crusher.
     
  7. nippie

    nippie preachin' and pimpin'

    Pretty cool. It's feels good to build something like that doesn't it.


    Now I want some cider, specially given the weather
     

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