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I failed to do my research, didn’t get any burlap/filters  for my cider press, what do you all use and where do you get it? I even contemplated an old pillow case, not sure if the Mrs would notice. 

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Maybe I'm clueless but there is a paint store in town that provides the micro brewery across the street with filters.  I think they are using 5 gallon bucket paint filters.  Would something like that work?

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10 minutes ago, hobbyfarm said:

Maybe I'm clueless but there is a paint store in town that provides the micro brewery across the street with filters.  I think they are using 5 gallon bucket paint filters.  Would something like that work?

Never thought of that, ill ask! 

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My Brother has used this before and says it works well. He also said that in a pinch mosquito netting , new of course...... will work . He pointed out that mosquito netting is not hard to come by in Maine......🤪

 

http://whizbangcider2.blogspot.com/2017/02/whizbang-cider-5.html

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56 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

I failed to do my research, didn’t get any burlap/filters  for my cider press, what do you all use and where do you get it? I even contemplated an old pillow case, not sure if the Mrs would notice. 

Back in the fifties. It was new pillow cases for cider and used cider filters for pillow cases. At least for us kids.

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12 minutes ago, snoshoe said:

Back in the fifties. It was new pillow cases for cider and used cider filters for pillow cases. At least for us kids.

If you didn't wash them after the cider making would it ferment and get a sniff drunk while sleeping? 

I was going to suggest sewing used fabric together, avoid underwear unless you are courageous .... 

Sorry I am having too much fun with this. I have the remaining parts from the apple grinder and press screw in my barn from the in-laws. Thread is stuck on the press , needs all the wood replaced. I will probably never get it done but I saved it from the scrap pile for the time being

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we used burlap feed sacks. garden centers, i think, sell burlap in rolls for protecting shrubbery over the winter. will that work?

pete

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I picked up some paint strainers, they look only marginally finer than cheese cloth, but it is cheap enough and incan double up 

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2 hours ago, iowaboy1965 said:

Pulp in the juice

Ahhh implying cheese cloth previously used in making cheese. I see, I see. A little slow on the uptake.

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3 minutes ago, KWRB said:

Ahhh implying cheese cloth previously used in making cheese. I see, I see. A little slow on the uptake.

I think the implication was that the cheese cloth was not fine enough to filter out the pulp

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27 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

I think the implication was that the cheese cloth was not fine enough to filter out the pulp

Well, I have definitely seen it made, large scale, certified stuff sold in stores, with cheese cloth. So idk, maybe there are different porosity cheese cloths?

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23 minutes ago, KWRB said:

Well, I have definitely seen it made, large scale, certified stuff sold in stores, with cheese cloth. So idk, maybe there are different porosity cheese cloths?

More layers? 

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