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Title: Cost of cans?
Post by: Wilbur on February 06, 2018, 04:30:54 PM
Any leads on cans? I've talked to Wisconsin aluminum foundry ($75 for 252) and seen pricing from Oktober Can seamers ($76/240 12 oz). Any other sources? I'm also looking at printed/sleeved cans, but having trouble getting a quote. I'd like to get a canning setup for the homebrew club, and maybe go in on 1000 printed club cans. My thought come with a generic nice looking design for the club, and leave a spot for a brewer to write a name and a style. I'm trying to get a ballpark figure for the cost of this to pitch to my club, I know there's a few of us that are interested but I'm just trying to see how the numbers work out.
Title: Re: Cost of cans?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 08, 2018, 02:53:12 AM
I think smallest qty you can buy is one pallet per shrink sleeve cans. Just a question. Where are you going to seam those cans?


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Title: Re: Cost of cans?
Post by: Wilbur on February 08, 2018, 01:57:36 PM
I'm looking at getting one of the all american can seamers, they run about $875 for the 12 & 16 oz can flywheel version. Just trying to see how this all pans out longterm.
Title: Re: Cost of cans?
Post by: Big Monk on February 08, 2018, 02:04:52 PM
I'm looking at getting one of the all american can seamers, they run about $875 for the 12 & 16 oz can flywheel version. Just trying to see how this all pans out longterm.

When you do end up getting setup, check out our blog post on canning:

http://www.lowoxygenbrewing.com/uncategorized/packaging-canning-beer-home/

Bryan's setup produces better than commercial quality DO numbers.
Title: Re: Cost of cans?
Post by: Wilbur on February 08, 2018, 02:59:27 PM
That's what I'm looking at matching, although not springing for the electric. I'm trying to get a quote from Mossberg Beverage for some labelled cans, but haven't heard anything in ~2 weeks.
Title: Cost of cans?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 08, 2018, 11:49:49 PM
I'm looking at getting one of the all american can seamers, they run about $875 for the 12 & 16 oz can flywheel version. Just trying to see how this all pans out longterm.
I think you are best off if you get your cans from local brewery with lids/ends. Then apply full body label to overlay the graphics for your graphics (not that I would be suggesting anything).

With your low qtys, freight would kill the deal.
Title: Re: Cost of cans?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 09, 2018, 12:06:26 AM
I'm looking at getting one of the all american can seamers, they run about $875 for the 12 & 16 oz can flywheel version. Just trying to see how this all pans out longterm.
Or from here.
https://canseamer.myshopify.com/collections/products/products/16oz-cans-ends-192-pack