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Jaffrey’s flagship 8400 Cider Press is on sale at The Fruit Press, for $670. Regularly priced at $740, this is a great time for your purchase of a cider press. October is the apple harvest season, don’t go another year without your own cider press to make homemade apple juice, or cider.

Order your Jaffrey Cider Press today to guarantee you receive your Cider Press by the end of the month!

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A small but very effective wine press from Jaffrey Manufacturing is their table model. It is small in size, which makes it easier to manage and store. The cast iron arm and screw will have no problems crushing your grapes into juice. When pressing grapes for fresh juice or when making wine you should crush the grapes prior to pressing, but it is not required. Just as if you were pressing apples (which must be ground up into pumace), the more crushing you do on the front end will yield more juice on the back end. If you are interested in dabbling in pressing grapes, but don’t have an interest in producing a large volume, then the Jaffrey Table Wine Press is the fruit press for you.

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If you’ve ever wanted to build your own cider press, but don’t know where to start, Jaffrey has the answer for you. The Jaffrey Cider Press Kit includes all the hardware necessary to build your homemade cider press. The kit includes instructions for the wood as well, so you can purchase the wood yourself and follow the instructions to complete the press. It is a great middle ground between building your own cider press from scratch and buying a cider press that is already assembled. Plus it is a little more economical since the wood doesn’t have to be shipped, you’ll save on those costs as well. The kit includes all the hardware necessary, including the apple grinder.

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When pressing apples for cider it is imperative to crush the apples with an apple grinder prior to pressing. This is something that is often overlooked when purchasing a press without a built in grinder. If you are pressing grapes, then no problem, the press can handle crushing the grapes into a fine pomace. But when making homemade apple cider, you must crush the apples into a mushy consistency. The finer the pomace or mash, the more juice you will yield when pressing. If you already have a cider or wine press, you can purchase an accessory grinder, such as the Weston Apple Grinder or the Jaffrey Apple Grinder. Both can be mounted vertically and then used with your pressing tub below the grinder to catch the pomace.

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The Jaffrey Wine Press is a vintage style grape press used to make homemade grape juice and wines. The press is made with a cast iron cross arm and screw, which makes quick work of crushing grapes and produces more juice. The pressing tub size is 9 inches in diameter and 11 inches tall, so you can produce a high volume of juice in a short amount of time.

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The Jaffrey Apple Press 8400 is a great starter cider press. If you and your family are interested in pressing apples for cider this harvest season, the Jaffrey Cider Press is a great place to start. The Jaffrey press isn’t as large as some of the other cider mills available but still has both the pressing arm and screw as well as the grinder. The apple grinder is essential for pressing cider as the better your pomace, or ground up apples, the more juice you will yield. If you are interested in buying a Jaffrey Cider Press, you can do so by clicking here.

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Jaffrey Manufacturing and Leslie Wood Products have been building apple cider presses since 1983. They are based in the state of Kansas and have both an apple press and a wine press. The Jaffrey Cider Press includes a grinder for crushing the fruit prior to pressing. The Wine press they manufacture, known as the Yakima, is a table model and is much smaller in size. With the Grape or Wine Press there isn’t a need to crush the grapes  like you need to with apples, so it is in effect only a press. Jaffrey also offers accessories for your cider press, such as nylon replacement bags, wheels and other products.

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I’ve posted before about a friend that builds homemade cider presses for around $700 a piece. They are built very well and have automated grinders, so there is no flywheel or crank to crush that apples or fruit manually. The most impressive piece of the cider press to me was his fruit grinder. Unlike the Jaffrey Apple Grinder or WestonFruit Grinder, his fruit grinder is made completely of metal. It just looks like it’s going to devour apples and other hard fruits. And it does. Below is a great picture of his homemade apple grinder for everyone else out there looking to make an apple grinder themselves.

Homemade Apple Grinders

Homemade Apple Grinders

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I am in the process of trying to rebuild the old apple grinder I am currently using. I have an antique press and the grinder is probably the most worn down piece of the entire cider press. I have to run the apples through a couple of times to get the pumace consistency I am looking to press. There is some good information online about how to rebuild a cider press, here is one of the best websites I know of:

http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/press/apple_grinder.html

If you are not into woodworking, or don’t feel you have the skills or tools to build one yourself, there are a number of manufacturers of new apple grinders. The, most popular are the Weston Fruit Grinder ,Happy Valley Ranch’s “Apple Eater”, and the Jaffrey Fruit Grinder.

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We have recently added a new group using LinkedIn, a social networking tool. Using the forum we will be discussing how to make apple cider, sweet and hard cider recipes, restoring old cider presses and more. There are many new cider presses out on the market today, but most fail to capture the look and feel of the antique cider press. One man who does a great job is Robert Correll out of Elmira, Oregon. He has 5 or so different sizes of cider presses, all of which are the double tub style press. He even has motor enabled grinders, which may or may not appeal to the vintage cider presser. Most of the other new apple presses on the market today are either a single tub, with both grinder and press above pressing tub, such as the Jaffrey Cider Press which is also available as a kit.

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