Last night D. and I ground up about 50 lbs of apples to produce about 3 gallons of cider. These are very dry, very rich apples!
We then used that cider in a 5 gallon batch of beer that uses roasted barley, toasted oak chips, and French Saison yeast to hopefully make a nice smoky apple beer.
But the fun part is grinding the apples using my garbage disposal method. It chews up the apples in a few seconds and spits out applesauce perfect for pressing. I recorded some video, take a look!