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Title: Purchasing Brite cans
Post by: MarcInDavis on January 16, 2019, 07:44:43 PM
I recently purchased a can seamer and am excited to get canning my home brew.  I purchased it from Oktober Design (terrific company) but they are out of 19.2 oz cans.  That got me thinking that my only source for cans in a reasonable amount was Oktober.  Numerous searches have shown that all other suppliers require a pallet full (2,000+ at a time).  Other than getting the brew club together for a bulk order anybody know of any other places to buy cans in home brewer numbers?  I am willing to purchase number of <500 at a time but even that seems not available.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Purchasing Brite cans
Post by: narcout on January 16, 2019, 07:55:04 PM
If you search "beer cans for homebrew" on Ebay, you'll find some options. 

For example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/16oz-Beer-Cans-For-Homebrew-Canners-40-cans-Aluminum-Fill-Your-Own-Recyclable/272840725911?hash=item3f86931597:g:slUAAOSwxrlarA9n:rk:2:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12oz-Beer-Cans-For-Homebrew-Canners-50-cans-Aluminum-Fill-Your-Own-Recyclable/272840718746?hash=item3f8692f99a:g:7CAAAOSwqClarA4~:rk:3:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/19-2oz-Beer-Cans-Fillable-for-Home-brew-24-cans-NEW-Hard-to-find/132578153042?hash=item1ede461252:g:qeIAAOSw90xay58i:rk:9:pf:0
Title: Re: Purchasing Brite cans
Post by: MarcInDavis on January 16, 2019, 08:23:29 PM
Thanks, I saw those...  I’d really like to do 19.2 oz and the eBay site is crazy expensive ($1.50/can) and has a really bad rating.  (60% positive). I’ll keep looking but thanks for the heads up. 
Title: Re: Purchasing Brite cans
Post by: MarcInDavis on January 24, 2019, 07:40:59 PM
Haven't found any suppliers so far.  My concern with home brew canning is that Oktober Design appears to be the only source for a home brewer to purchase cans.
Title: Re: Purchasing Brite cans
Post by: Wilbur on January 25, 2019, 01:29:11 AM
I looked into it, got some tips from the Beerery and some other folks, here's what I found. I ended up not going with it, it was a little too pricey for me at this point.

Mossberg Beverage Co
http://www.mossbev.com/ (http://www.mossbev.com/)
Offers cans with labels
Design club label with write on portions for brewer, stlye, & ABV/IBU?

Oktober Canning
$76 for 192 or 240 cans
Enough for 4.8 5 gallon batches
All cans are blank
Offer “360 Deg” opening can option

Mossberg Beverage
Digitally applied labels to cans
$0.37/can
+$65/artwork
202 LOE ends $21.57 per sleeve of 580 lids

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
920-682-8627
They also sell the crank operated canners.