hist-brewing: Need help with fruit press

Owen Hutchins owenbrau at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 6 17:47:55 PDT 2003


Try using a nylon mesh bag such as most homebrew shops sell as grain bags;
they are very strong and should hold up.
Owen
"Beer is living proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy"
B. Franklin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joyce Hersh" <msmead at doctorbeer.com>
To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: hist-brewing: Need help with fruit press


> I bought a fruit press last year, and it works great for grapes and other
> fruit that is left largely whole.  For things like apples and pears,
> however, which are pulped before pressing, we have been draping cloth mesh
> around the inside of the press, which work with only limited success.
The
> problem is that the mesh inevitably breaks, sending out a high-pressure
> stream of fruit pulp at a surprising velocity and distance, frequently
> hitting me, my husband, our friends, the side of the garage, etc.
>
> What do other people use to line their fruit presses?  Is there anything
> more durable that I won't have to keep replacing constantly?
>
> -- Joyce
>
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