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Rags to Riches: How Cull Fruit Can Reap Better Margins Than Perfect Fruit This year has been one like no other. Every industry has had its challenges that have required pivoting in order to continue serving their clients. Harvesters and orchardists are no exception. The Problem Growing fruit is extremely labor-intensive and requires complete reliance on the harvest quality. Due to environmental factors, the fruit is at the mercy of what Mother Nature decides. A typical fruit grower will care for their fruit until harvest, have it picked, and thenRead More…

Commercial Cider Presses: How One Press Outshone Two Sowing Seeds of Innovation Our clients are smart cookies. They work hard to get optimal results, with research into procuring equipment that makes sense not only operationally but financially as well. We got the opportunity to work with a fruit farm that values smart business decisions. They are forward-thinking innovators in their field. They describe the balance of maintaining tradition while encouraging creativity and inventive thinking perfectly, “We love to look back on the old-fashioned days and ways of doing things, butRead More…

What if you could work less and make more money? If I told you there was a way to get more out of your produce while decreasing your labor inputs, you’d want to know right? Well, lucky for you, you’re in the right place. Processing fruit can mean grueling hours of manual labor only to receive minimal yields. But it doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve worked with clients all over North America to ensure they’re getting every last drop out of their fruits and vegetables. How does itRead More…

We are so excited to announce we will be attending the virtual CiderCon 2021! Featuring a whole network of suppliers, partners, and cider makers to learn, share, network and most importantly taste. We will be live February 3-5th with our Juicing.Systems team. Learn all about our belt presses, pasteurizers and filling options while having the opportunity to ask questions in real-time! Tune in live to a virtual press day with the Okanagan Mobile Juicing crew as they crush and press apples with their trailer. Want to register for the virtualRead More…

Stock equipment is machines that we have in our warehouse, ready to ship to you! This reduces lead times so you can get pressing faster. Read below for what we have available:Read More…

Belt press shopping is not like your typical shopping, it’s a little more hands-on. However, that’s to be expected when you’re juicing, right? With the help of this blog post, it will lend some light on what to look for, how to get answers, and source out solutions for your commercial fruit processing operation. To break it down, we are going to dive into the five elements of researching, sourcing, and purchasing a belt press. These are the what, why, where, when, and how. To start, what do we evenRead More…

Every cidery and cider maker has their own story. Whether it’s their award-winning recipe or the realization that their hobby has turned into a full-time profession! For both scenarios, scaling up was the only option was the conclusion in order to keep their dream alive. We’ve teamed up with the brilliant writers at CiderCulture to create an article on how we can help cider makers and their cider operations recognize a new level of business by investing in equipment that scales up their production capacity. Read the original story here.Read More…

It’s almost our favorite time of year. Can you guess it? Yep, that’s right…apple season! So with apples comes pressing season! Pressing is a crucial step in fruit and vegetable processing, which you already know all about. What is equally important is the set up and maintenance required to keep your Kreuzmayr equipment operating at its finest.Read More…

Our friends over at Eckert’s Farm and Country Store have been putting their shiny new Kreuzmayr equipment to good use. And it caught the news attention too! They’ve developed their own peach apple sweet cider that is processed into bag-in-boxes to be sold in their stores. The produce is all fresh-pressed on-site at Eckert’s without the use of preservatives or added sweeteners. For those curious of the process, you can watch how the sweet cider is made from their viewing window outside their packaging facilities.Read More…

Pasteurize with confidence Kreuzmayr Chamber Pasteurizer KKP 360           Self contained unit including heating source of Electric, Natural Gas or Propane. Heat up – Hold – Cool down. Read more about the KKP 360 Chamber Pasteurizer here.Read More…

From KEB 400/500 Press Lines to a KKP 360 Chamber Pasteurizer, we have ordered equipment to cover your washing, pressing, and pasteurizing needs, all ready to ship to you! Press Lines with Optional Destoners KEB Press Lines     Fully automatic single belt presses make those press days a whole lot easier while increasing your juice yields. Learn more about Single Belt Presses here.Read More…

Stock equipment is machines that we have in our warehouse, ready to ship to you! This reduces lead times so you can get pressing faster. Read below for what we have available:Read More…

Having too much fruit can’t be a problem, can it? Well as it turns out, having an excess of fruit is a major problem for orchardists and fruit growers all over, as each piece of fruit that doesn’t reach a consumer is a cost to the producer.Read More…

This just in! We just re-stocked our warehouse full of equipment to reduce lead times. Having stock equipment allows you to get the right equipment when you need it. Please note, all stock equipment is configured for 220 V single-phase power. Here’s what we have available:Read More…

Cold pressed juice is here, and it’s not going anywhere. Artisanal juices have carved a place in the health and wellness industry with a dedicated following ranging from health enthusiasts to Instagram influencers and everyone in between.Read More…

Scaling Up!   You have decided to jump in with both feet into your lifelong passion for cider and turn it into a business. You knew it was going to be a substantial amount of work, but no one had prepared you for navigating equipment logistics, production, and operations management!  Maybe you’ve started with a rack and cloth method or home brewing but you’re ready to take it to the next level. Here’s where we enter, as we’ve been there too. In fact, we started a mobile juicing unit travelingRead More…

Meet Joe A. Pretty neat guy. He has ordered a Kreuzmayr Single Belt Press. Setting up a cidery is a dream that Joe A has been working on for years. He’s perfected his craft cider recipe using a rack and cloth press in small quantities and now he’s ready for full production. Joe A has chosen a single belt press from Juicing Systems to keep up with the upcoming demand. Joe is a smart guy and has done his homework to know that single belt presses have the high yields he’sRead More…

It’s the beginning of the season and excitement is in the air! There is lots to prepare so we thought we’d take a moment to remind you that your Kreuzmayr machines need a little love too. Waking up after months of winter hibernation is tough on anybody! Starting up and running your machines with our smart start guide before production is crucial to ensure your equipment operates properly. If there is anything that needs special attention then you can let us know about it before it becomes a huge problem!Read More…

Monte Piccolo

Ever wondered what life looks like after purchasing equipment, like a De Stoner, from Juicing.Systems? Look no further as we interview Robin Felder from Monte Piccolo and his journey of fruit distilling and introducing a brand new unique line of Varietal Gins™. Located not far from Monticello in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Monte Piccolo Farm and Distillery is the newest distillery to open its tasting room showcasing Eau-De-Vie fruit brandies made with a Kreuzmayr De-Stoner. Monte Piccolo means “tiny mountain” in Italian. The name is referringRead More…

Does pressing with a single belt press create sediment in the juice?

Sediment goes hand in hand with fresh juice, we can’t eliminate it without without the added step of settling or filtration. Does a belt press create more sediment than other pressing methods? To keep it to a minimum while keeping yields high, a continuous belt press has adjustments to belt tension, speed and mash thickness. Read More…

high pressure cleaning

This is part two of a three part series of articles addressing questions, myths, and misconceptions in processing fruit with a belt press. Read the first article here Q: My press doesn’t use water: Why do your presses have continuous water usage as the press runs and why can I not recycle it?    Let’s start by talking about how much water our presses use: Our Kreuzmayr KEB 400, KEB 500, KEB 750 and KEB 1000 Single Belt Presses use approximately 90 gallons/hour of potable water, our KEB 1250 and K2BRead More…

Kreuzmayr GKE Bin Tipper in action

Lets talk about belt presses! At Juicing.Systems we have been making juice for a long time. Over the years we have produced juice with a variety of systems, including a rack and cloth press. After many 14 hour days of juicing, we knew there had to be a better way to go about getting the juice out of our fruit. After looking around extensively, we wound up purchasing a Kreuzmayr belt press. Read the full story of Juicing.Systems. We love using it so much that we want to share theRead More…

Apple in hand

Embark Cider has been releasing it’s Dreamcicle series, a cider made with their farmhouse blend of apples and fermented with milk sugar, fresh peaches, apricots and raspberries. When Embark is in full production, the machine is running non-stop. A halt to production would cause a serious setback. When cider-maker Chris Gowan called to say the elevator was jammed, the service team (department) at Juicing.Systems knew it was time sensitive. “I called him because our elevator had stopped. We were in mid run of pressing so if we had to waitRead More…

Handling excess mash from old pressure press.

Andrew Hefele was featured in Cider Culture as part of the history of cider making and his experience with the latest technology. We thought we would get a more in-depth look at what that transition was like changing from a rack and cloth system to a Kreuzmayr Single Belt Press for Andrew Hefele of Knaebe’s Mmmunchie Crunchie Apple Farm and Twisted Roots Cider, (as you can tell by their name, they have a lot of fun on their farm.)  The Family Orchard Andrew Hefele has accomplished a lot in 4 years since taking overRead More…

These cherries were processed using our KEP 650 Destoner and separated overnight using enzymes. The result? A beautiful 100% cherry juice! A great way to make use of your seconds and cull fruit, the mash can also be used for brewing or distilling! Juicing in Action! Here’s a look at the process of producing this delicious Okanagan cherry juice using our Kreuzmayr De stoner, Elevator/Wash/Grinder and Pasteurizer.Read More…

Introducing the Citrus Pressing / Orange Juice Line The Kreuzmayr citrus/tropical pressing line can be used for oranges, pineapple, lemons, limes, kiwi and even papaya without changing parts. The output is about 2 tonnes/hour and includes everything you need from start to finish.Read More…

BX Press

BX PRESS BX Press, a family run cidery in the BX area of Vernon, B.C. upgraded to a Kreuzmayr Single Belt Press KEB 400 and a elevator/washer /grinder KWEM 1000 in 2016. The BX Press Cidery started in 2014, making the natural and refreshing cider using a rack and cloth system, using the 30 varieties of apples grown right on the orchard. The all natural, branch to bottle ciders pressed from their own apples, and no added sugars, cider was popular quickly and sold out by the end of their first summer.Read More…

This new bottling line includes: Fillers, Cappers, Labellers, Rinsers and Coders. In-Line Packaging Systems also provides solutions for many of your other bottling needs, including Rotary/Conveyor tables and Depalletizers. These systems are designed to reduce labour while increasing or maintaining a high level of production.Read More…

Purchase your Juicing.Systems equipment, and  we’ll include the set up!  Back by popular demand! We held a special last year at CiderCon and many have asked us about it, so we’ve brought it back for a second year. Meet us at CiderCon and order within 2 weeks, and we’ll waive up to 3 days of installation charges from your new system. Up to $2250 in Value! *Some restrictions apply. Installation only. Set up includes the daily rate of Juicing.Systems personnel within North America,  excluding cost of travel, accommodation and otherRead More…

Interested in upgrading your pressing equipment this season? Come and visit us in person at Booth #201! We will be at CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore. We will have machines on site, and answers to your questions.Read More…

Fruit season is coming to an end and you’ve finished pressing apples (or other fruit) for the season, it’s time for a well earned rest for you and your belt press. Whether you prefer to do your deep clean now or in the spring, the team at Juicing.Systems has put together a few important steps in addition to your regular cleaning to ensure your press gets as clean as possible.Read More…

The first of two trailers has arrived! It arrived packaged up in tinfoil, much like a Christmas present. Follow us, on Social Media as we unwrap and assemble it.   Read More…

There will be a 5% price increase at the Kreuzmayr factory on April 1st 2017 (no joke). If you are in need of equipment for the 2017 season, here are few good reasons to place your order now. Place your order before then to avoid the price increase. Take advantage of the low dollar! It is at an all time low and we have very competitive exchange rates for you! There are several standard machines in stock (lead times are currently 8-12 weeks) but once they are gone, lead timesRead More…

Come and talk to us directly at Booth # 500 and take advantage of a special offer we have for you! Pick up a flyer and see some of the machines in action! To see what we offer and prepare yourself with some questions for us, please visit our websites components section.Read More…

From our family to yours. Thanks for being interested in our products. We hope you enjoy this holiday season and get some deserved rest. We will be back at it on January the 9th 2017 and look forward to serving you again.Read More…