Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: press

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    new south wales,australia
    Posts
    40

    Post

    Hi,
    I was looking at my home made grape press and I can see no reason it could not be used for honey extracting for top bar users.

    Have a look at any brewing supplies websites to see what I mean.I find them in thier winemaking equipment section,grape crushers,presses.The crusher that sits on top has cutters to mash up the fruit/combs,the press then squeezes out the juice/honey.You could probaly get by with just the press,mash up the combs in a bucket then tip into the press.,we do that with our grapes.You should be able to run a few combs through at a time

    There are stainless steel models which would make them much more food grade than my version.

    Any one using one or has thoughts on them?
    Thank You
    Beebloke

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    45,821

    Post

    I'm sure a press woudl work fine. For most of us they are just too expensive, but if you HAVE one you may as well use it. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,933

    Post

    Beebloke,
    I would like to see a photo of your homeade press. I'm planning on making a press for my apples (have some apple trees) this winter. I think I have enough steel and oak to make one. Will be using a large vice thread for the masher.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Posts
    3,598

    Post

    I wish this had some high resolution pics, but you can get the idea

    http://www2.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/press.htm

    Dave

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads