Nick Kitchener wrote:Haha Snap! I have the same setup. I picked the garbage disposal up second hand for $10, and mounted it into a solid oak coffee table I also got for $10.
Since my garbage disposal is nothing special, I have to run small batches of apples and then let it cool down for a while, but it gets the job done.
I use the apple cider mainly to make the best vinegar you can get your hands on.
Edit: And I did clean the garbage disposal thoroughly before using it!
John Hurst wrote:we cut out bad spots, but yes, the whole thing goes in, no need to worry about seeds, the grinder doesn't chop them.
Nick Watkins wrote:
The original recipe also called to dip the tip of a toothpick in olive oil and swirl it in the mixture. I don't understand the need for the addition of less than a drop of olive oil, so if someone else does, please educate me!
Nick Watkins wrote:Those of you getting apples from someone else, do you have any tips on how I might coerce my local orchards to get their seconds, or at least get my hands on some unpasteurized juice? I'd really like to put together a macerator and press in order to be "closer" to the final product.
Nick Watkins wrote:The original recipe also called to dip the tip of a toothpick in olive oil and swirl it in the mixture. I don't understand the need for the addition of less than a drop of olive oil, so if someone else does, please educate me!
Thekla McDaniels wrote:Could I just ignore the "not too wormy" ones and get good cider?
Thekla McDaniels wrote:One brand has "galvanized" interior, one has "glass filled nylon". Most don't happen to mention what they are made of.
Can anyone tell me how to find this kind of information?
Cam Mitchell wrote:
P.S. Are you going to the Palisade Cider festival this weekend? Looks to be fun!
John Hurst wrote:
You could ask to pick up windfalls, we've usually been able to get all the apples we want that way.