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Old 01-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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I've got my first very first batch in the primary and I've got not much else to do but wait and look at these forums.

One thing I haven't seen any information on is canning home brews.
I don't plan on doing this myself, but I'm wondering if anyone has looked into this. Seems like it'd take a good amount of specialty equipment. Probably not worth it in the end as bottles are re-usable and far more common... but can it be done at a home level?

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Actually if you search you will find some info on here, I know I posted some several months ago.

The canning line machinery and the minimum order requirement for cans is out of the range of homebrewers...it is only JUST becoming in the range for microbrewers to do it, because one company has come up with a smaller canning line AND a minimum can order requirement of like 10,000 per delivery or something.

Bottling is still way easier for now...

but who knows, someday maybe.

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Ya, the startup costs are pretty absurd and not for the homebrew crowd. Craft breweries are just now starting to get in on the action since cans offer a ton of advantages (lighter than glass=less shipping costs; impermeable to light; recycled aluminum is "greener" than glass; etc) a few companies that spring to mind that can: Oskar Blues (can exclusively), New Belgian (Fat Tire only), and the New Upslope Brewery. (can you tell I am from CO?)

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Yes yes yes!!!!

Parker jogged my memory of where I posted the info...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/862165-post22.html

Here's the company that is offering smaller batch can runs for microbreweries http://www.cask.com/main/index.php?page_id=5

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i wouldn't look into it for homebrew...

the "green" aspects are moot. You're not shipping. You're also re-using instead of recycling.

UV light is just about moot too, as long as you're storing in a closet or basement or something.

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the "green" aspects are moot. You're not shipping. You're also re-using instead of recycling.
Yeah, re-using glass is "greener" than recycling aluminum.
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Although if you really want aluminum for taking to places where glass isn't allowed, or shipping to friends, there are more and more beverages coming out in aluminum bottles. Grab on to some of those, they can be re-capped just like glass.

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Although if you really want aluminum for taking to places where glass isn't allowed, or shipping to friends, there are more and more beverages coming out in aluminum bottles. Grab on to some of those, they can be re-capped just like glass.
And there's at least one thread on here about re-using those...There's a really good one about sandblasting them they look really cool!
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There's a brewery starting up in Georgia that's going to be doing cans too. They're renovating an old jailhouse in McDonough, Georgia, and are aptly called Jailhouse Brewing Co.

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there are more and more beverages coming out in aluminum bottles. Grab on to some of those, they can be re-capped just like glass.
I was going to mention this. I inherited a few and they work fine, at least with a bench capper. Didn't try the wing capper.
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