Join the natural home remedy and alternative medicine craze by pressing your own tincture, fruit, plant, juices, and oil extracts.
Extract alternative medicinal tincture and oil extracts from a variety of herbs, plants, fruits, vegetables to make herbal medicines, salves, wine, fruit juices, and even jellies using these versatile CCW bottle jack tincture, fruit, and oil, presses. It also makes a great cheesemaking press. Made in the USA by the Amish.
Considering time and herb cost, you can extract from 25%- 40% more valuable and potent tincture juices over using hand squeeze or screw style presses.
A bottom-mounted bottle jack applies upward pressure against the adjustable stainless-steel plunger. The CCW press configuration provides superior versatility over fixed plunger models as it allows you to adjust and easily readjust for the marc being pressed. At the top-hole setting, the plunger will zero out at the base of the basket. This press can also be used with a woodblock as many tinctures processing videos will show but a woodblock is not necessary with the CCW presses.
- All 304 Stainless food contact surfaces
- Heavy-duty construction for home or commercial small-scale herb and oil extract labs
- Durable powder-coated steel frame (a durable baked-on finish popular for commercial equipment)
- Spring-loaded return
- Use freestanding or mount on a bench or stand using mounting holes
- Tremendous force over traditional screw presses and 6-ton presses to squeeze out every drop of medicinal goodness.
- Very convenient and easy to use
- Easy to clean, using the pressing bags with close tolerance plunger allows the pulp, (marc) to be easily pulled out.
- Use for pressing the juice from apples, berries, grapes, vegetables, pressing the cheese, etc.
Press Basket Options
We offer two different inner press basket types. The standard size tincture basket has 3/16” perforations that work on tinctures, and hard fruits such as chopped apples. For those who will be doing only soft fruits or would like to have the option of doing both tincture and soft fruits we also offer a soft fruit inner press basket with smaller sized 5/64” perforations. Soft fruits such as oranges will press the same in the standard basket but, with the amount of pressure, the press bags tend to push through the larger perforations making it more difficult to pull out of the basket and easier to tear the press bag when removing them.
Using the drop-down boxes select standard tincture, soft fruit, or both inner baskets. Selection of either or will not add to the price, selection of both will incrementally add the cost of the second basket to the overall price.
New to pressing juices and extracts? For best results, chop or grind hard fruits, and vegetables to press out the maximum juices. For plant extracts, chop, cut, or mill into small pieces and use a menstruum solvent from a variety of soaking agents such as alcohol, glycerin, water, vinegar, wine or mixtures thereof to “presoak” (otherwise known as maceration) of the herbs and plants. Place in airtight containers to produce tinctures over a long period of time before they are ready to press. This process will ensure you receive all the benefits and medicinal goodness that they can provide. (Google Menstruum and making tinctures)
The Benefits of Amish USA made products:
Aside from their respected reputation of making quality products, the Amish also just don’t subscribe to the concept of planned obsolescence or focus on corporate profits. They simply make high-quality functional products using the very best non-toxic materials in the anticipation that they will be used for generations by Amish and other families.
Both press models are equipped with highly rated Strongway brand bottle jacks built in ISO certified facilities tested for reliability and safety to meet ASME PALD 2009 standards. They are coated with lead-free paint. These jacks have proven superior over other bottle jacks. The bottom mount configuration will never allow any hydraulic fluid to leak and flow down into the tincture as some of the other topsides mounted tincture press configurations that are on the market. This is a rather important factor in choosing a tincture press considering automobile style bottle jacks were never really designed and tested for use over the top of food-grade processing.
Each press comes with two .017 100% cotton washable pressing filter bags and two clear PVC NSF approved ½” I.D. hoses for beverage and drinking water systems. These hoses can be equipped with locally obtained plumbing tube fittings and jar stoppers (will need to be drilled for fitting) to feed into a glass jug making it a closed system. A jar with a tight-fitting lid may also be drilled so the PVC hose will fit in the top snuggly. Replacement hose can also be purchased at local hardware stores. You may order more 12” x 16” pressing filter bags using the drop-down boxes. Bags open to about 7-1/2” diameter and the 16” height fits perfectly into the press. You will likely be able to find pressing bags for a much lower cost than we can offer as the Amish shop is not able to obtain them any cheaper.
Pressing times will vary based on the types of material or tinctures being pressed. Some tinctures will take a lot of time and love to produces so taking the time to allow pauses for the tincture to flow should be the focus rather than speed. As a rule of thumb, 10-15 minutes is an average time. In order to get every drop, you will want to repack and make another press on some of the more expensive or most coveted prized tinctures. When complete your marc should be dry as a formed puck.
Larger and custom sizes are available. Email us with your needs.
Low rate shipping to the continental US. Canada customers email us with your address and size of the press for UPS Standard shipping rates. International customers will need to use a freight forwarding company like Bonvu.com as the presses are too large to ship USPS Priority International.
Presses are made in a small Amish factory and are very popular to keep in stock. Generally, the 8-Ton model is stocked and will ship within one-two weeks. The 20-Ton models are custom made per order may take 3-4 weeks to ship.
Larger 2-gallon 8-ton and 3-gallon 20-ton presses are also available under our Orchard/Vineyard Supply.
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