seeking cider press
I would like to rescue the abundant harvest going to waste on the apple tree around the corner from my house.
Barring a refusal to pick from the owners (doubtful), I'd like to make some cider and am seeking a cider press.
Does anyone know where they can be rented or purchased in the central Ontario area (I'm in Orillia, just north of Barrie) or even in Toronto?
I use a Grape (wine) press, but I shred the apples first. The shredding really makes it easier to press out the juice.
The shredder is something that my Grandfather put together 30-40 years ago, and it's an electric motor that drives a drum with nails sticking out at odd angles; all inside a plywood box.
Pretty **medieval looking, but it makes quick work of a few bushels of apples.
**And for all you safety junkies out there... Yes it is dangerous, and it could remove your arm without skipping a beat. We observe all safety precautions, keeping animals and children at a safe distance.**