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So if you wanted to can your homebrew, it seems outrageously expensive compared to bottling. Is this an accurate representation? its too bad, i like cans. easy to store, move, cooler, etc.. and in Florida, take to the beach.
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So if you wanted to can your homebrew, it seems outrageously expensive compared to bottling. Is this an accurate representation? its too bad, i like cans. easy to store, move, cooler, etc.. and in Florida, take to the beach.
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Just recycle some sparkling water plastic bottles for the beach.
 

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It certainly is more expensive, but I can’t consume all the beer I brew so I give a lot away, and that’s where it pays off for me.
 

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Emily Bottle Capper | MoreBeer
I recommend paying the few extra bucks for a bench capper


If I had to use one of those two-handed awkward things to cap beer, I'd probably have moved to kegging long ago.

Can't say anything for canning other than the start up costs are prohibitive. Perhaps a can might be safer. But I've not broken a bottle yet nor had a bottle bomb.

If canning becomes your thing, it won't matter one bit to me, I'll drink beer from it....after I pour it into a glass. Just like I do for bottles.
 
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I have a bunch of the crowlers and will mark the bottom if I get them back clean (usually do) and toss them after 3 uses. Occasionally they don’t seal after that. Talking short term use though, like a growler.
 

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I too give a lot away and canning makes it way easier (no glass, 4 or 6 top can carriers). I also love designing labels and the huge ones for the 16 ouncers are really cool.
 
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