How effective is a wine press at juicing a large quantity (e.g., 50-100 lbs) of citrus?
I'm looking for speed. Auger (masticating juicer) is far too slow, and blending requires straining.
Theoretically, you could use a wine, apple, or or other heavy-duty fruit press to press 10-20lbs of citrus at a time. But you wouldn't want to.
Both the peels of the citrus and the seeds contain bitter and/or intensely acidic compounds (those essential oils WS talks about in the comments). If you press citrus in any press that uses pressure on the whole fruit, then those compounds end up in your juice, making it taste bad.