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  1. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    All the wooden parts where bought from your shop long time back ..You did the shipping to my friend in USA.. Good to see you have likes the post ..Hope you are doing Good ...Have a Great New year ..
  2. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    This one turned out to be the best wine many expects who have tasted many different types of wine told me and most importantly if you take it very little every week in six months you find your self having got back your 10 years Younger energy like you where in your early 20's .. Not sure if any...
  3. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Dear All, Thank You for your complements and feedback. Hi Bill, I am yet make the SS tray under the rack , you can see that I have told the same in attached images above. Thanks, Regards, John
  4. J

    Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher

    Hi John, This is only a proto that I am building to test if every thing works ok . The complete unit will be replaced with SS sheet & SS rods. I will still use the same wooden roller , as I like it that way to be classic. But Yes , I have plans to make rollers made from SS sheet later &...
  5. J

    Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher

    Hi Spaniel & Jack , Thank You for sharing the nice photos of your Crusher here with us ... My Objective was to make a combo unit that I can use for and crushing Grapes / smaller berries / soft fruits with these rollers model .Also thought that using wooden rollers was classic way of...
  6. J

    Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher

    Hi All, The groves are now made on the Wooden Rollers , hope it looks fine & should work as expected. Thanks, Regards, John
  7. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Hi All, Wishing You all A Wonderful Happy New Year 2015 .. Thank you for your feedback , tips and encouragement . Have assembled the steel and wooden parts except the SS tray that should be kept below the rack & I am yet to make one. I have just put the screws a bit on the Wooden...
  8. J

    Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher

    Hi All, Got the wooden rollers made today of size 3 1/2'' dia and 9 1/2'' long . Images after tuning the square wood and rollers are made . The Groves on the wooden rollers are being made . Crusher hopper are also completed . The Gear wheel are to be set and tested tomorrow. Hope...
  9. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Hi All, Metal parts arrived after cleaning and a nice coating, it looks Good now after the rust all gone. Images of Metal parts used for Press attached after the coating , hope you like it ! Will have this assembled tomorrow . Now I need to get the food grade wooden coting completed...
  10. J

    Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher

    Hi All, I am in the process of Building a Apple/Grape/Fruit Crusher .Will replace the CR (COLD ROLLED) Sheet that I have used here with a SS (Stainless Steel) sheet later , once I have reached my objective of making a good crusher. Have attached few images of the Steel frames and the...
  11. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Just thought to update on the Progress : The Steel Frame are now almost built and need to be finished . Some images taken after tacking and drilled holes for frame 1/2'' bolt , the 3/8'' bolt will be for stand base. I had an 1 1/2 '' thick screw rod and the Nut of size 3'' OD and 2''...
  12. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Yes , I have used the Fruit from Freezer for my Plum and Dates wine .. For Varnish thinking of using the Bees wax with olive oil for the wood .coating .. I also saw some food grade varnish that is available here in India as well .Have send a mail to the manufacturer , will keep this info...
  13. J

    Making a Fruit Press

    Dear All , Fruit Press is one of the Most Important Equipment that you will need . Because: 1, Takes longer time to extract the juice when extracting using your hand. 2, Time the juice is kept in contact with air is more when extracting using your hand. 3, Flies and pest that may come...
  14. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    Hi All, Thought to update on my secondary fermentation Process : Today I checked the SG of the wine and the SG was about 0.994 @ about 30'C temperature ,so after correction the SG should be around 0.997 ; Used a PH test strip & this showed the PH to be in between 3 - 4 with the colour I...
  15. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    Hi All, Today , I checked the SG of the primary fermented must & it was 1.010 .So I filtered the must and moved to the secondary container including Some of the fine lees . This is to have the yeast needed for secondary fermentation. So now I will see when the Secondary fermentation...
  16. J

    Other BelVino 7 Day Wine Making Kit Blueberry & Raspberry & other possible blending

    Hi , Just found C-BRITE Cleanse packs with my kit which I think should be a proper homebrew cleaner/sterilizer. Thanks, Regards, John
  17. J

    Other BelVino 7 Day Wine Making Kit Blueberry & Raspberry & other possible blending

    Hi , Thank You for this detail information , it was really good to know more about the product. Yes, I am getting this product from UK .I thought to experiment with this product for learning ..Let's see what this can do . I also found a web link on this product and it say's that...
  18. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    Hi , I reduced the balling for about 25 by adding 2.5 litre of water and one orange ( I like Orange ) . Today is Day One after the Yeast was added . The fermentation have stared well I believe as I could see the water bubbles in the aircork. Some of the images taken during...
  19. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    Hi Julie , Checked the SP Gravity and it is about 1.135 ( After adding the sugar ) 32 balling i.e, 18% Alcohol Temperature is 87 F Will it reduce over time , should I add more water to reduce the alcohol level ? Hi Pam, Thanks , I will then use Pasteur Champagne Yeast . Yes...
  20. J

    Dates & Plum Wine

    Hi Julie, Thank you for your tip . Yes will need to take the SG .Will do it now .. How about the Wine Yeast .. I have 3 Varity & thinking of using the 'Lalvin EC-1118' Regards, John
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