From Rack and Cloth to a Single Belt Press – the ins and outs of changing

Cider making has come a long ways from the labour intensive pushing, pulling, mashing, grinding, rolling set ups (shall we go on?) to the push of a button with the latest technology. Many of us know of the rack-and-cloth method, but before that there was the screw press and stone mill.
Cider Culture covers the historical methods in their latest Cider Culture article, along with a customer of ours who switched from using a Rack and Cloth press to a Single Belt Press in 2017.  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.) He tells about the ins and outs of switching over to the Kreuzmayr equipment with his set up of a GKE Bin Tipper, KWEM 1000 and the single-belt-press KEB 500.

Cherry Season!

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!

ISO totes full of cherry juice and mash

Here’s a look at the process of producing this delicious Okanagan cherry juice using our Kreuzmayr Destoner, Elevator/Wash/Grinder and Pasteurizer.

Orange Juice Line

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.
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BX Press – growing to 40,000 litres with a Single-Belt-Press

PX Press, Belt Press for Cider
Melissa, with her husband Dave and dog Pippin at the BX Press orchard


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.

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