Author Topic: I want a cheese press that can press two five pound wheels on top of each other  (Read 1773 times)

Offline German Cheese Girl

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I've been making lots of hard cheeses with a cheese press my husband made, but it's getting funky.  I need a press that will press my two five pound molds together.  I usually stack them on top of each other.  I've been searching and searching, but can't find anything!
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!
Corina


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Offline DeejayDebi

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Something like a dutch preess perhaps with an adjustable pludger?

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What diameter are your molds and how high do they stack? How much weight do you need or PSI?

Offline RogerWilco

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The dutch style press I built may suit your needs. I can get 8 PSI on a 7.5" mold (65lbs with a 5.5 MA). If you were to make the backboard out of hardwood rather than fir hardened with resin, I am sure you could get 10 PSI on a 7.5" mold without any a problem. A very basic design plan can be found in this thread:
http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,5432.0.html

I would just increase the height of the two vertical board by the same amount to accommodate stackable molds. As is, it can for 4.5", but a bit taller can't hurt.

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I intentionally designed my Dutch press with enough vertical clearance to accommodate at least two 8", 10", or 12" molds stacked on top of each other.

I haven't done that yet, but I believe the press would get the job done.

http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,4026.0.html

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