Craft beer has gained a lot of attention, especially from those who are tired of the standard beer available in almost all shops and supermarkets. For those who love it, beer should have a distinct and fresh flavour, and although the taste of beer can vary from one brand to the next, some prefer a particular taste that is great for their palate. If you are a craft beer brewer and would like to reach out to more customers, you may want to think carefully about your investment decisions – particularly when it comes to equipment.
This is where beer canning equipment comes in. More craft brewers are taking the leap into beer canning, and there are various reasons for this. But if you are considering the same, you would want to know more about beer canning and why it would work for your brewing business.
So what are the top things you should know about beer canning? Let’s find out.
Aluminium cans come with various advantages
Nowadays, cans are made from aluminium, and aluminium is a good material because it can greatly contribute to the freshness of your beer. Aluminium cans will also protect your beer product more effectively from light and oxygen compared to bottles. But another factor is this: with cans, your production line and process can become more efficient.
Storage is more efficient as well since aluminium cans are lightweight and are stackable. With this, you can also benefit from less expense in regards to transport, and cans are more environmentally-friendly, too. Aluminium cans are quite sustainable and easier to recycle than bottles, and your customers will also have an easier time transporting beer in cans than beer in bottles – especially if they are going outdoors or to different places.
Cans are undoubtedly more convenient than bottles, and with cans, your product can reach more customers as well.
The process of canning
A can of beer will usually be comprised of two components: the lid or end, and the can body. Makers of cans can supply you with both the lid or end and the body, and when it comes to size, a standard beer can is 12 ounces.
The body of the can will consist of a flange with the end curled up. Once the can has been filled and gets to the seamer of the beer canning machine, the can is raised, and the end is then placed on the can’s top by a component called a chuck. This chuck will hold the beer can’s end in the proper place while the seamer seals the can.
The process ends once the edge of the beer can or the flange is folded up. The folding process is referred to as double seaming, and this effectively seals your beer inside the can. But there is a final process which further protects your beer from various contaminants, and this is when a rubbery compound or substance is then sprayed on the end’s insides to ensure that the double seam is as tightly sealed as possible.
There are many kinds of seamers available for beer canning, so it’s important that you choose the right one based on your requirements. If you are unsure, bring it up with the supplier so they can help you make the best choice.
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