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Tincture Press

Post by minimom on March 4th 2008, 10:11 pm

Has anyone out there ever used a homemade tincture press, or made one? I think there's a permanent cramp in my hand...

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Post by Inti on March 11th 2008, 2:11 am

Hi Minimom,
Here's the 2 sites I was loooking at for presses. I got the one on Mathres Press.
I got the deluxe one that has the additional cylinder and press bags.

I love it. Saves time and my arm. For what I'm doing for me, family and freinds it is enough. If I started a business where I was making really large quantities I'd get one bigger like at herb school. One thing though. the screw comes oiled with a grease of some sort as it needs to smoothing spiral down. I washed the bottom 2 inches of the scew (the part that will touch the liquid in the container) and also wiped with Alcohol jsut incase.and left the top untouched. Didn't want grease in my tincture. It's great how much comes out especially from roots. Be sure to read the instructions carefully as you can bend the screw if you aren't paying a ttention to what you are pressing. you'll understand when you rad it.

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http://www.mathrespresses.com/HerbalTincturePress.htm

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdBySubCat.aspx?SubCat=1610&fd=1

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Post by Jacksta on March 14th 2008, 6:10 am

I need one too, I get blisters and it's hard on my wrist. I'm lookin to get one - about the same size as Inti's some time in the future. I'd rather make it though if I could, haven't tried yet.

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Post by Inti on March 14th 2008, 6:22 am

It looks pretty easy to make. You can borrow mine to use and see if you can make it.

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Post by minimom on March 15th 2008, 9:02 pm

Thanks for the website information. I had seen Mathres site, but not Midwest. It's good to have your recommendation. The micro press on Midwest says "leafy herbs", so I don't know if that means it's not to be used for roots. Here's the link to instructions on making your own press: http://www.homehealthresource.net/apothecary/press.html
All the materials for Method 1 are easy to find except the canister, and you could order one from Mathres. It would probably fit, but they don't give the dimensions on the website. So...I haven't decided whether to order or to make one.

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Post by Inti on March 16th 2008, 6:28 am

Thanks for th eother link. i widh there was a picture that went with
method 1 as I'm a bit confused about the description and I have one
thats similar?? go figure.
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Post by minimom on March 24th 2008, 5:05 pm

I decided to get the Mathres press, and I do really like it. Think I'm getting around 30% increase in yield.

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Post by Inti on March 25th 2008, 5:50 pm

Glad you like it it's great. and worth every penny if you are tincturing and pressing as much as we are.

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Post by thanks2plants on April 15th 2008, 11:00 pm

I haven't seen the press you all are talking about, but I bought the Horizon Herbs tincture press and it is amazing. Yes, it's an investment, but I am going to be making medicine for the rest of my life, and my wrists were VERY unhappy with hand twisting and squeezing.

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Post by Inti on April 16th 2008, 6:01 am

Welcome to the board Susan,
I checked out the press. Wow. That looks like the Mac Daddy of presses. Mine was from the link above in my note. probably a bit more cleanup and juggling of stuff then yours bt I can't aford the Horizon one just yet. Definitly will keep it as an option for the future.

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Post by Jacksta on April 26th 2008, 4:45 pm

does look like the cadillac of presses Smile

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