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First test run in the press went pretty well. I feel I have a technique down now.

For this batch I used just the fruit from one branch of the apple tree that collapsed under the weight of the fruit a while back, but was just hanging on by enough that the fruit was still growing. I can cut it all back now without wasting anything.

We're a few weeks away from the ideal harvesting time I think, but I got a bit over 2 litres of fresh juice from my efforts!

@mike
Ich esse die am liebsten so 😉 jedem Morgen wenn ich Aufstehe zu einer Kanne Kaffee mein Obst eine schüssel voll 😂 was für ein Apfel ist das 🙄

@mike
Nice
I made my own press a few years ago I have a wild apple tree in the backyard and neighbors with cortlands plus macs Some seasons I make quite a few gallons
Brews up nice too

@defrisselle I considered building one, but figured it'd be a much more effective use of my time to just get a cheap one and put the work in on the actual crushing.

The tree in the backyard here has had a slow couple of years but it's gone nuts this time. Looking forward to a proper harvest in a few weeks.

@mike You press them just like that, cut into chunks? Without scratting/grating? I remember not getting out much juice without doing so...

@douginamug heh I could write a huge amount of words on the many different methods I was trying out and comparing they day. That shot was kinda posed for a photo too. I don't have a dedicated grinder but I'm mainly crushing them up with a giant lump of timber after cutting which works ok, it seems.

Also these ones weren't totally ripe (branch broke) so it was a bit of a use-it-or-lose-it situation and I wasn't going to get a huge amount of juice anyway.

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