for me at least...
40 kg apples ready for scratting:
modified hopper on pulper:
... cut-off top of a 20 litre HDPE vegetable oil container - needed a little tweaking with a blowlamp to make the opening a little bigger though bits get into the hollow handle but it's not a great problem. It still vibrates enough to shake the scrats down and the one tie wrap provides sufficient support. It did part company with the cut off ice cream tub connecting tube today though, so maybe another strategic tie wrap..?
Batch 3 now in - making 1.050 again.