Think I’ll like this way of composting. Should make it much easier to add kitchen waste and a faster, more heated product. My square cube did great as long as I had earthworms but I could seldom get it to heat. Turning the raw ingredients is so much easier. And the two sections is a great addition.
We too are having a very hard time putting this together. Last panel is off by about 1/4 inch. Have to go find some longer screws for that section.
I love these! Easy to set up. Easy to work on my multi-feeder design. And safe for the hummingbirds!
Went together securely with a little elbow grease. Directions were simple and easy to follow. Wish they made a lid for it to keep out critters.
Purchased a press and when it arrived there was a small problem with the threaded rod. Emailed the company and they sent me replacement parts. No fuss at all . Great company. Would buy from them again.
I squeezed lemons and oranges so far. It works well
works very smoothly and pretty easy to put together
Great to have 4 of them to spread them around. Heavy glass feeders need a hanging bar, but not these. Hang from any vine, branch, or just about any object in the yard that the hanging wires can be twisted to. Thanks for including the hanging wires. Nine ounces water plus three ounces nectar concentrate gives me enough to fill all 4 feeders at once. The flat bottom of the feeder is convenient. I can set each feeder down after filling it. Other feeders that I used could not do that. Then, I can hang them one at a time wherever I like. No matter where I sit in my yard, there is a hummingbird feeder in my view so I don't miss the birds!
I’ve been pressing or squeezing my Fire Cider by hand & feeling like I wasn’t getting all the good stuff I wanted. Now I know I’m getting every precious drop!
I've been using this press for 2 years now. It's solidly built and just works. I use it for pressing apples and get a really dry pomace after pressing—very efficient. And it's relatively easy to clean as long as you use the mesh filter bag.
Our family pressed pears for pear cider with this. For our small operation, this was perfect. Relatively easy to put together. Would suggest cutting and even pulverizing your fruit first. We cut/cored our pears and ran them through a blender. We made a large batch of this juicy pulp (about 8 gallons) and poured it into the bag (included), folded the bag over the pulp into the center of the press, and applied the would blocks for pressing. We didn't anticipate this extra step of blending our fruit, but in the end it made sense so that we got as much of the juice as possible. We are considering making extra blocks, as this we ran out of room to wind the press down and felt it could be pressed further.
The components of the mill are heavy duty, and I anticipate this lasting several seasons. We will be trying to mill our grapes next.
Definitely recommend for homemade wines and cider.
It is a well-made fruit crusher. However, you need to make some mods. Here's what I did (your results may vary):
1 - As most of the reviews point out, you need more wooden blocks to provide a longer press stroke. I simply cut 8 untreated 2X4 blocks and then drilled holes in the center. The holes only need to be slightly larger than the Acme thread diameter. The less fruit you have in the press, the more blocks you will need.
2 - I made a one-piece circular crushing block that does a better job than the two-piece one provided. It's a little tricky getting it back out after crushing. Try lifting the whole crusher, tilting it slightly, and then lowering it again - the circular wood block pops out the top. Make the circular wood block about 1/4" smaller in diameter than the press, and then drill a hole in the exact center. Or, just use the half-moon blocks provided.
3 - I attached the whole works to an old piece of OSB for better stability. I put one foot on this base to prevent the whole works from spinning around (and spilling the juice) while cranking down on the press.
4 - Order a couple of extra mesh bags because mine started to tear about 10 uses. However, they can be sewed.
These work for me, and if anyone has better modifications, go for it!
I made over 15 gallons of cider and grape juice this way so far, with more to come!
This EJWOX Tumbler is my third compost tumbler and its my favorite. Its holds 43 gallons of material (my Miracle Grow dual chamber tumbler holds 38 gallons total) and the design of the stand is much sturdier than the Miracle Grow brand. When the Miracle Grow tumbler gets too heavy the center pole falls off and you cant rotate the drums. I havent had that problem with the EJWOX tumbler. I also like that the size is not too large, so I can still rotate the drums when its full. I gave away my large compost tumbler because it was too heavy for me (Im 4-10 and weigh 90 pounds) to easily tumble it when it was full.
Both composter have two chambers, but with the EJWOX you could remove the center panel and just have one large chamber if you like. I prefer two chambers so I can have compost in two different stages.
I was able to assemble this composter by myself in 1hr-45min. The one mistake I made was forgetting to snap the two plastic tabs into the open slots on each of the seven panels, so I had to unscrew several panels and start again.
I've had several barrel composter in the past and, for the money, this is the best. The expensive steel ones are the worst, they will rust regardless of what the manufacturer says. I grow medicinal cannabis is Colorado and need premium organic compost and this composter is the ticket to that. The competition for great "Product" is fierce here but I pride myself on growing the best.
Easy to assemble - I recommend using an electric screwdriver- it took me about 45min only because I kept stopping to change the music and take another hit. Fit and finish are very good for the money; I had no problems getting panels to fit, holes to match up, screws in place. Some people complain about the instructions but, really, if this baked cowboy could do it this easy, so could a monkey. Durability is very good and even though we have a shorter growing season here at 7500 feet, this composter churns it out as long as you have ample sun. "Highly" recommended!
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