Apple Press Hire from SLOG
How many apples am I likely to get from my tree?
Apple yields vary from year to year and in a good year a smallish bush tree may bear 100 lbs (50kg) and a large standard tree (the sort of tree you can walk under) can bear more than 500 lbs (250 kg).
Whatever the yield of your own trees it is likely that even in poor years there will be apples free for the taking from friends and neighbours.
How much juice?
You will get about 2/3 - 3/4 of a
litre of juice per kg of apples you
press. Each press takes a
maximum of 40 kg of apples, so
for each full pressing you should
expect about 25-30 litres, or about
40 wine bottles of juice.
Big Apple Press click here for details
Small Apple Press click here for details
Make Your Own Press
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own apple press.
At one of SLOG's winter meetings, Mark gave us an excellent talk on how he has done it.
SLOG Apple Press
SLOG owns two complete sets of apple pressing equipment, which should suit all needs, and is available FOR MEMBERS to hire. It is easy to become a SLOG member, and we wish to encourage as much use as possible during the short apple pressing season of mid September-mid November.
The apple presses are based in South Cumbria and will need collection, either from base, or from the previous user.
Big Apple Press
This equipment is heavy duty,
and is ideal for people with
orchards of their own and lots
of apples to press. It is also
great for community or village
apple pressing, when groups or
neighbours get together to
spend the day together making great use of all those apples which would otherwise lie on the ground and go to waste. Children love these days too as there is lots of juice to try.
Small Apple Press
This equipment is great for people with smaller amounts of apples to press, and with less room in which to do it! It can also go into the back of a reasonable sized car. The 40 litre hydropress has a capacity to produce a juice yield of up to 20-25 litres (35-44 pints) per pressing, depending on variety and
ripeness of fruit. It achieves high
juice yields, it should be possible to
carry out 3 pressings per hour Once
filled, the press can take less than 5
minutes to extract juice. Please note
that this requires a mains water
pressure of at least 1 Bar and that it
takes 40 litres of water per pressing.
Hire charges are £20 per day or part
day. We also ask for a £25 deposit
returnable when the equipment
For SLOG members in Lancashire
Claver Hill Community Garden, Lancaster has recently acquired a Hydropress & Spiedel Mill kit. They have kindly offered to make it available to any SLOG members who wish to organise a weekend pressing day on site. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org