Apple Cider Press: Build Your Own
There is nothing fancy about getting juice out of apples: grind the apples then apply lots of pressure. Voila: nectar of the gods pours forth. Perhaps you have your own orchard or maybe you watch a neighbor's extra apples go to waste every year. Turn this surplus into gallons and gallons of golden cider. Build your own bottle jack-powered cider press from locally cut, interlocking birch timbers, 10 bolts, and a few other readily-accessible materials. Cider storage and fermentation options will be discussed (and sampled).