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Old 04-13-2013, 5:20 AM
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Has anyone here milled/pressed their own olives for oil? I planted some trees and would like to make use of whatever they produce.

The commercial equipment I see is extremely expensive. I thought I could rig up a simple shop press for squeezing, but need to grind them first.

Will a typical hand-cranked meat grinder handle the pits? I would like to utilize what I already have.
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Has anyone here milled/pressed their own olives for oil? I planted some trees and would like to make use of whatever they produce.

The commercial equipment I see is extremely expensive. I thought I could rig up a simple shop press for squeezing, but need to grind them first.

Will a typical hand-cranked meat grinder handle the pits? I would like to utilize what I already have.
Used a commercial garbage disposal before, i think you will twist the handle of a meat grinder trying to grind pits
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This is the highly recommended oil press, unfortunately it doesn't do fresh olives:


From Piteba's FAQ:
15. Can I also press olives with the Piteba oil press?
No, fresh olives cannot be pressed. It is possible to press the dried olives (without kernel).

To do fresh olives, I assume you'd have to use something like a cider press or something similar for olives.
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Family was just over in Italy for a while and from what I gathered the Olive processing equipment is communal or maybe time share among all the growers in the area, they make appointments and arrive to process their oil at a certain day/time. Just thought I'd throw out what may be an option.
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Old 04-13-2013, 7:29 AM
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This is the highly recommended oil press, unfortunately it doesn't do fresh olives
I saw a video of somebody pressing olives with one of those, but the olives had already been pitted.
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Old 04-13-2013, 7:35 AM
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Family was just over in Italy for a while and from what I gathered the Olive processing equipment is communal or maybe time share among all the growers in the area, they make appointments and arrive to process their oil at a certain day/time. Just thought I'd throw out what may be an option.
Yes, there are certainly a lot of olive oil producers in this immediate area both large and small. I will ask around.

I would only be doing a very small quantity, probably not even worth the setup time on commercial equipment. Maybe someone nearby has a smaller setup I could rent some time on.
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Yes, there are certainly a lot of olive oil producers in this immediate area both large and small. I will ask around.

I would only be doing a very small quantity, probably not even worth the setup time on commercial equipment. Maybe someone nearby has a smaller setup I could rent some time on.
http://www.pacificsunoliveoil.com/cu...ling-bottling/
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