Making olive oil

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Making olive oil

Postby swerve » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:22 pm

I’m interested in the process of making my own olive oil. Has anyone got a tried and tested method. Don’t just say buy the stuff. I’m also looking at buying a 2ton bottle jack. Any idea where to get one. Probably a fortune in Spain. But a bit heavy for my hand luggage. Not that they would let me on board with one. Thanks
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Re: Making olive oil

Postby Wicksey » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:59 pm

Some small olive mills will press just your olives and bottle it for you. There is one near Casabermeja (Molino del Hortelano) as we stayed near there once and the neighbours gave us their own olive oil that had been pressed there.

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Re: Making olive oil

Postby Enrique » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:01 pm

Hi swerve,
2 Ton jack........... look in........ Auto Recambios shops , not expensive either.
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Re: Making olive oil

Postby costakid » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:18 pm

2 tonne in pressure not weight I hope.

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Re: Making olive oil

Postby swerve » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:49 pm

Yes pressure costa. Ha ha. Looking at plans for metal frame and bottle jack to press olives. Thanks wicksey it’s just for personal oil so not many olives involved. Thanks enrique I’ll give them a look.
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Re: Making olive oil

Postby olive » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:51 pm

If your olives are ripe when you pick them work on approx 6kg for a litre of oil. Just use olives off the tree ( exclude fallen ) .

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Re: Making olive oil

Postby swerve » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:41 pm

Found bottle jack in Leroy Merlin. Gato de botellias hidráulicos. Probably a project for next year as I’m not back in Spain till middle January.
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