Why does overripe fruit press poorly ie low juice yield
Bladder press vs Hydraulic which is best?
How long will frozen or pasteurized
Will apples make good wine?
What's the difference between Cider and Apple Wine?
Why have you changed your opening hours?
- 9:00 am & 3:30 - 5:00 pm explained
If i am first in will i be processed first?
- Incomplete breakdown of fruit pectin, results in a slimey pulp which clogs the press cloths and juice ways. Increasing press forces does not overcome this problem it only exacerbates it. Losses of up to 40 % of juice volume is not uncommon. Early and very late apples and pears are particularly prone to this problem, To ensure good yields it is imperative to bring fruit that is both fresh and ripe.
- With first rate fruit the hydraulic press can yield 5 - 7.5% more juice. A few days in storage however will negate this advantage.(please see previous answer above). A little known fact is that doubling the press force on good fruit will only increase juice yield by 5%.
- The health authorities will tell you a maximum of 6 months for both.
- Yes, a very good wine indeed.
- Wine is stronger in alcohol, the process for making both is practically identical, it is in know way comparable to brewing beer.
- To give us more time for the actual pressing operations. Customers required to have juice into "UBrews" before 3.00 pm need to notify us at fruit delivery time. Those customers with longer journeys who cannot arrive by 9:00 am please phone ahead so we can reserve capacity for you.
- Yes generally we operate a first come first served basis. Since we keep all customer's juice separate there are exceptions to this rule particularly when matching various fruit loads to press capacities, or meeting out of the ordinary customer requirements. As usual we will phone you if your juice is ready prior to 3:30 pm
Apple Press & Cider House
Owners Rae & Frank Brett