Here's my truck with all of my brewing tools in it. The guy at the homebrew shop dubbed it the "fermentation wagon."
We started with so many apples that I couldn't even get all them in the picture. This is the best I could do.
Dan and I built this hydraulic press last year for $140. We operate it with a 2 ton bottle jack. If you look on the righ side of the press, just to the right of the orange bottle jack, you can see the white power switch that Dan fashioned onto the frame.
As I've already mentioned, grinding apples is a pain. This year, however, was different. To ease our collective pain, Dan wrigged up a super-powered garbage disposal with a stainless steel sink. How do you like them apples?
We did run into a little trouble with "The Consumer." He died on us about four hours into our first day of processing apples. We tripped his thermal sensor. That wasn't acceptable, so we chucked a few ice packs on him and waited for him to cool off.
This stainless steel colander was Dan's brilliant solution to the messy and wasteful world of "cheeses." It worked like a champ after we drilled a bunch of holes in it and learned that we needed to wrap the pomace in cheese cloth before pressing so it wouldn't spit at us.
Dan's doing a little surgery on our strainer. The operation was a success. We'll probably drill more holes next year.
Here's Dan chugging some fresh worm juice.