Introduction: Killer Apple Grinder

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this all came about in one weekend when i had almost 200 lbs of pears given to me from a friend.

Step 1: The Hopper

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this started out as a stainless mixing bowl from a local dept. store. I cut the bottom out to fight the locking ring of the grinder.

Step 2: The Stand

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the stand was built out of scrap stuff lying around the garage. you could use any thing you have lying around. parts where all screwed together

Step 3: Grinder Attachment

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the grinder attachment is from a friend that homebrews with me. it is nothing more then a garbage disposer the he couldn't install in his house because of plumbing so he lent it for the cause. it is a half horse stainless chamber. apple/pear killer. the down pipe is just the right height to put a bucket with a mesh bag in to catch all the pulp that is being spit out of the pipe.

Step 4: Down Tube

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after some messing I found that this worked the best. took the out feed elbow and cut at an angle then drilled the 3 inch abs pipe to accommodate the drain elbow it is a pressure fit.

Step 5: Power

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all wired up to and extension cord and switch. put a cord holder on the side to hold the cord when it isn't in use. this turned the 200 lbs of pears into 200 lbs of pear sauce almost the same as apple sauce. took about 1hr to grind all the pears. not to bad as whe where going to use a hand grinder that would have taken all week.


mattress made it! (author)2014-08-22

I built one of these and it worked pretty well though the garbage disposal started to overheat after a while. Since garbage disposals are built to be run generally for only a short while this became an issue for me as it started to smell kind of like hot electronics after a while and made me nervous.

stephenniall (author)2010-01-09

Very cool ! I never thought of doing something like this for homebrewing I might make a smaller version for juicing grapes ! something like that

rimar2000 (author)2008-12-25

Very interesting. This device save many money. Pardon, I don't speak English: ¿what is "killer apple"? I don't find in my translator.

bytowneboy (author)rimar20002008-12-25

He means efficient apple grinder.

I thought he meant the grinder is very dangerous

rimar2000 (author)The Red Button2008-12-28

Thanks, but I prefer the explanation of PMbytowneboy. He says: He means efficient apple grinder.

rimar2000 (author)bytowneboy2008-12-26

Thanks very much. I believed that that was a class of apples...

ironsmiter (author)2008-12-23

sweet idea!

Question on the "ground fruit"... the end product, does it resemble applesause? chunky or smooth?

I have myself access to 4 apple trees, and they produce WAY more apples than I'd ever legally be allowed to turn into hard cider.... so I'm thinking of jarring homemade applesause.

Also, I'd reccomend food grade piping, just to be safe. this link is to the first page on my google search. Food grade clear pvc

Phil B (author)2008-12-23

Very innovative! Did you cut the pears open and remove the seeds, stems, and skins before making pear butter out of pears?

Scubabubba (author)2008-12-23

MORE POWER!!!! Woo hoo!

How'd you drill the bowl & large pipe?

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