PORLOCK APPLE PRESS
Private Pressing Service
We receive requests to press large quantities of apples, from those who wish to retain the juice for their own purposes. We are most pleased to offer a pressing service, in return for a commensurate donation. As the Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival is a fun, family event we do not wish to detract from that theme. We will conduct additional pressings for private individuals separately. These will usually be done in the week or so prior, or after, the Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival. Please use the 'contact' form if you wish to enquire about your own apples.
Please note that the press is an historic piece of equipment which uses the technology of the mid 1800's! It is therefore worth noting that the juice yeild, while very good, is not as great as can be achieved by modern juice extractors. Two 'cheeses' will produce 15 to 25 gallons ordinarily (it all depends on the apples!). A single cheese requires arround 60 - 70kg of apples.
If your supply of apples is not sufficient to make at least one cheese, we will combine other similar small donors amounts to ensure efficient yeild/use of the press.
The product is a wholesome raw and unpasteurised juice. We do not have pasteurisation equipment, sorry.
You will also need to provide your own containers to carry away your juice.