Short of a long story I find myself with a bunch of overtime on my hands and I'm tired of filling up growlers for my buddies down at the union hall.
Looking for some insight on a canner/seamer for my home brew if anybody has any suggestions or experiences I'd appreciate it.
Looking to do 12 oz and 16oz cans
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I started canning my beer a little over a year ago, I luv it.
Every supplier was out of cans back then due to massive orders by local breweries, since suddenly to go orders was the norm.
A few things to consider;
Canning is all about the can size, height and neck width, and which dies you have to fit your canner. Most 12 or 16 oz are 202 or 200 neck size. Most canners do not accept that size.
Thus the new "beverage" canners on the market.
Make sure you can (see that) get a supply of cans that you can handle, some only sell by the pallet. To be fair most places that sell the canner will sell cans that fit it too, but not all.
I had to start out filling soup cans, which was kinda nostalgic as I produced the old WWII (or MASH) type beers that had to be opened with a church key. Luckily the demand eased up and I now can get crowlers with an easy open top.
I like cans. They allow them on the golf course, they are easier to share. Mine cost $1.57 each, so being a crowler means I have to share less than if they were 12oz.
Watch a few videos about canning on foam to keep the oxygen out and they last as long as bottled.