- Dec 11, 2016
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- East-central Wisconsin
That is an impressive machine. Could you provide a link? I too am looking for a faster way to process larger amounts, without the strain on my (older) bones. It seems I'm not getting younger... so got to find easier ways to get things done.Got some free apples at a school about 20 minutes from home. Got a call from my son asking for a ride, so I grabbed a couple of half bushel baskets, and figured I'd check it out. On Facebook, I had an ad out looking for free fruit, and a teacher had replied that he goes every August to clean them up as they attract wasps. I never figured the apples would be this big or nice.
I used honey as a sweetener, and topped it off with about a cup of white sugar. Made 18 pints altogether, and we only used half a bushel, with about 2/3 of a basket left. Going back this week with a ladder and a lot more buckets.
I should show my setup as well, my Dad split the cost of this with me which was $400 Canadian(about $50 US), and I don't regret it one bit after spending 16 hours spinning the handle on a fruit press, pretty sure I could feel the arthritis developing at the time lol.
The amount of pulp left over is really incredible. I run the apples through, and then run the pulp through an additional 4 or 5 times, it gets every bit of apple out, with very little waste.
This is all that's left of a half bushel of apples. I only cut them in quarters to remove the seeds, as last year I did them whole and found the machine was grinding up the seeds and they were in the sauce.