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my cheese press

Postby scotty » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:06 am

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Postby saucisson » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:19 pm

I think you need to talk me through what the different bits do :)


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Postby Gordon » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:11 pm

I think I've got an idea for a simple cheese press, I'll make one up and post pictures, hopefully over the weekend if I get time.
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Postby scotty » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:32 pm

saucisson wrote:I think you need to talk me through what the different bits do :)


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Its almost complete.
The 2 white cutting boards are the top and bottom.
There are 3 pieces of PVC pipe. All are supposed to be 9 inches tall.
One 4 inch and one 6 inch which will be used as moulds((like the way i spell molds :shock: ))

The 2 inch piece is the pressing arm.


The 2 dowels will be cut in half making 4 vertical guides.

The bottom board will be drilled so the dowels fit snugly and the upper board will be drilled so the dowels fit very loosely.
I need one more cutting board to cut a 4 inch and a 6 inch disk ((both slightly smaller to easily slide in the molds.

Weight lifting weights will be used to apply pressure.

It is made to break down and store easily.


NOTE: HELP AND OR ADVISE NEEDED
I want to coat the inside of the PVC pipe with food grade epoxy .

I know folks who have been doing the pressing in non food grade pipe without problems.


All thoughts will help me a great deal.

Thanks :D
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Postby saucisson » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:07 pm

I get it now, thanks.

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Postby BlueCheese » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:53 pm

scotty wrote:
saucisson wrote:NOTE: HELP AND OR ADVISE NEEDED
I want to coat the inside of the PVC pipe with food grade epoxy .

I know folks who have been doing the pressing in non food grade pipe without problems.

Thanks :D


Why use epoxy, and u dont know the long term efects. When it comes to food, I would be very carefull with products that come into contact with acid (cheese process).
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Postby scotty » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:05 pm

BlueCheese wrote:
scotty wrote:
saucisson wrote:NOTE: HELP AND OR ADVISE NEEDED
I want to coat the inside of the PVC pipe with food grade epoxy .

I know folks who have been doing the pressing in non food grade pipe without problems.

Thanks :D


Why use epoxy, and u dont know the long term efects. When it comes to food, I would be very carefull with products that come into contact with acid (cheese process).


food grade is usda approved__what are your thoughts or other suggestions PLEASE?????????

It is the acid effect on the regular PVC that I am concerned about.

Food grade PVE was about 20 US dollars a foot plus shipping and onle can be purchased in 20 ft lengths about 8 meters i guess
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Postby BlueCheese » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:34 pm

Their are plenty of info on the net as to how horrible pvc is so make sure it is food grade if your going to use it. If u cant get around the high cost then buy those protein mix containers that u get in a health food store, thats what I use, cut of the top and drill holes in the sides (drill holes first then cut off top)
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