Some of you know that I am now interested in reduce the stress on my arms due to a shoulder operation. So….meet Persi, short for Persimmon. I met him at an antique mall masquerading as a sausage stuffer.
Persi will be replacing my cedar post, which was used to smash the persimmons. I would put the soaked persimmons in a 5 gal bucket and smash away.
Now, I soak the persimmons as usual and then move them into a paint strainer bag and let Persi have at them. Actually he works fairly well, breaking the skin and releasing the juice. I still need to do some repairs on the o-ring to reduce leakage but progress is being made!
He is made of iron, so I will always be adding a bit of sadness to my color. I decided to run some shirts thru the bath that came out of the press to see how sad the color was. Looks good to me! These shirts started out as beige and brown and the yellow shining thru.