Apple Pressing Service

Apple Pressing service

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Why not bring your apples to our 300 year old apple press. We can turn them into apple juice or cider, which will last 2 years.  Computer controlled monitoring and recording of process. Please note: the process and price is for personal consumption only.

Suggested to have at least 20% Bramley apple to give it some crispness. 100% Bramley juice is quite tart; a bit like grapefruit juice, and some eaters can make a very sweet juice.  Cider apples make unpalatable juice too. 

To book a place on a Friday or Saturday throughout September and October, please book with link above.

1kg of ripe apples = 1 bottle/750ml of juice. (approx.)

Minimum pressing  80kg* for smaller quantities see below.

Qty           Juice      New Bottle*  +label     +filling*      times estimated   

60-130       £1.00      0.80p     +0.25p     +0.50p       3 hours   1 booking slot 

131-260     £0.80      0.70p      +0.20p    +0.50p     4-6 hours  2 booking slots   

260-450     £0.70      0.60p    +0.10p    +0.50p     6-8 hours     3 slots.

Juice prices per bottle pasteurised.

Apples should be donated to Goren for pressing. Prices on qty Juice is produced. Pressed apple waste can be collected or we will dispose of it. 

* we encourage you to help us fill and cap the bottles whilst we press and clean to keep costs down. 

*2023 prices. Glass will be going up this year so rinse twice cap & hold on to your empties for next year and you can  refill them. 

  • Filling*, pasteurising, capping and washing bottles. 45 mins=40 bottles
  • Labels(optional). Polyester white background, colour laser Printed, lasts for many years through pasteurizer. please supply your own design,.
  • Reusable bottles: customers will be responsible for the bottles being clean internally. Rinse out and keep original caps on immediately after use. New caps provided free after pasteurising.
  • Plastic reusable crates can be sold for you to transport and store your bottles in. We highly recommended these 20 bottle crate £11 each
  • for cider juice, preferably using cider apple varieties as they contain more sugar and tannin and less malic acid. made at juice bottle rate per litre. ie 220L = 70p*220. Just juice no pasteurising.  

Cider apple pressing  service.

 see our cider making procedure  

Small batch cider 75L, 120 pints. You will need:

  • 100kg cider apples, maybe some desert apples. Definitely no cookers.
  •  3  x 25L cider barrels/poly pins for brewing cider. (£40 each from vigos)
  •  3 x 4 pint milk containers. (for topping up during fermentation)

This can be used to make cider or cider vinegar too. Written instructions will be  provided.  The cost for this is £75.

 

Large batch of cider:  220L, 400 pints 

We can provide a oak cider barrel and press your apples for you. You will need 350kg of apples and 6 months to ferment. We charge £1 a litre to press the apples for you.

storage:

Store your juice in a clean cool place away from sun light. This product will last for 2 years. Some varieties of apples will produce more sediment then others. This leads to a cloudy juice. Over time, this sediment may condense more, and will need a good shake to make the juice cloudy again. Alternatively, discard the sediment at the bottom of the bottle when consuming.  Keep an eye out for mould developing on the juice maybe, as 1 in 200 bottles may be affected. Once consumed, rinse out the bottle and place the cap and place back in storage again for refilling next year. Plastic crates are the best option for storage, as they can be stacked 60 bottles high - see below.

 Useful links:

Plastic reusable 20 Bottle crates cost 6 for £72.  We can provide these, which will make life more convenient for you (if you intend to reuse your bottles next year). There is also a buy back option. We give you £15 per crate of empty clean bottles. Please note the bottles must come with the caps and clean inside and out. 

useful links: ebay:crates  bottles

all prices quoted on this page are subject to change at any time due to supply- chain changes. 

 FAQ: can we press just for juice. Yes please bring containers to take the juice away in and freeze within 12 hours. Priced per liter not bottle

can we bring 20kg: Were sorry but each batch is 40kg and we need to be 2 or 3  batches to make it worth our while as we need to clean and reset the equipment.  You could join forces with neighbours. 

can we bring our own old wine bottles. No, best to pasteurize all in the same style of bottle to ensure all the juice is treated the same. 

how long does it take:. it can take 2 to 3 hours typically for 80-160 bottles.