When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

But when it gives you apples, make cider…

And to that ends I’ve just taken delivery of a new apple “scratter” for pulping apples before pressing them to extract the juice.  I used to use a manual crusher, but it’s a slow process when you want to try to press a large volume of apples and something of a slog to do by oneself, hence the move to automation.  It’s really not much more than a standard garden shredder with some of the parts replaced by stainless steel, as iron and steel will react with apple juice and turn it black.


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