I inherited an antique cider grinder/press a couple years ago and have been dying to give it a try. I also keep bees at my neighbors home who has about 50 apple trees. The past two years mother nature has not cooperated but his year was a banner year and today was cider making day. Those old timers really knew what they were doing. I picked about 200 pounds of apples and got 6.75 gallons of the goodness!