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Rare Deal: Refurbished Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer… $399, Save $150! – Can Your Homebrew + Hands on Review

Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer CAN100

Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer via MoreBeer

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The Cannular is a manual can seamer that is easy to use, reliable and beautifully simple.

Whether you’re a brewery looking to offer canned beer to go or a homebrewer wanting to keep your creations fresh and fully protected from light, the Cannular is the answer. This bench top unit is one of the most compact and easy to use can seamers you’ll find. The Cannular only requires one person to operate, and each can takes roughly 5 seconds to seam. With a two-person team, one filling and one seaming, the Cannular becomes a suitable option for nano breweries doing small canning production runs.

Operation:
The beauty of the Cannular lies in how truly simple it is to operate. With only three points of operation, it only takes a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the machine. The seaming process is as follows:

Place lid atop the can and place the can on the platform
Turn the platform lever clockwise to raise the can to the seamer
Press the button to turn the machine on and begin spinning the can
Push the seaming lever away from you and hold for 1-2 seconds
Pull the seaming lever towards yourself and hold for 1-2 seconds
Press the button to turn off the machine and stop spinning the can
Turn the platform lever counterclockwise to lower the can
That’s all there is to it!

Construction:
The Cannular was designed to be compact, durable, and safe to operate in a wet environment. The platform assembly is made from 304 grade stainless steel, so no matter how messy your canning gets, there’s no need to worry about rusting or degradation. The body of the unit is made from hammered sheet metal and bolted together with stainless steel screws. Rubber feet help keep the unit from slipping and sliding while in use. Additionally, the Cannular features built-in brackets near the feet so you have the option to mount the machine to your counter or benchtop. The Cannular runs off of 24v DC power via the Anderson socket located on the back. This lower voltage was chosen specifically to make the unit as safe to use in a wet environment as possible.

Power:
As noted above, the Cannular comes with a 24v DC Anderson socket located on the back of the unit. It does not, however, include a cord and plug. When purchasing the unit, you’ll have the option of pairing it with either a power supply with 110v plug, or with a 6 ft. long cord with Anderson plug and alligator clips. The power supply is straight forward, and allows you to plug the unit into a standard 110v power socket. The alligator clips give you the option to power the unit from a battery, and can even be used with an 18v cordless power drill battery. This is certainly the most affordable option for powering the Cannular, and we’ve found that upwards of 200 cans can be seamed on a single battery charge.

Why Cans?
So why can when you can bottle? There’s no doubt that canning has become a more and more popular format for packaging beer among craft breweries over the last several years, and with good reason. Aluminum cans aren’t just more environmentally friendly than bottles, since cans require less energy to transport and recycle, they’re also much better at protecting the quality of the beer. Whereas bottles allow in light, which leads to skunking, aluminum cans offer 100% protection from UV and other wavelengths of light that are harmful to beer. There’s still great debate surrounding whether cans or bottles are better at keeping beer fresh, but if done correctly, cans are theoretically the superior option. When a crown cap is crimped onto a bottle, the lining of the cap can form an imperfect seal on the bottle, allowing small amounts of oxygen in, as well as small amounts of CO2 out. Over time this can result in oxidation of the beer and lost carbonation. Seamed cans, on the other hand, form a much better seal that can prevent these issues. Of course, it’s important to make sure that the can is purged of oxygen before being filled, and that the can lid is sealed atop foam to eliminate oxygen from the headspace. Aside from all the “sciency stuff”, cans are just plain safer. Take your beer backpacking, camping, or poolside and rest assured that broken glass won’t ruin your day!

Specifications:
Power: 250W
Rated Speed: 3300 RPM
Gearbox Ratio: 9.8 : 1
Power Plug: Anderson Type 40A
Can Height: 45-170mm (1.8 – 6.7 inches)*
Can Diameter: 35-75mm (1.4 – 2.9 inches)*
Dimensions: 14″ L x 9″ W x 19.5″ H
Weight: 40 lbs

 

  • MoreBeer has a limited number of refurbished Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer on sale for just $399.99. That’s a whopping $150 in savings.
  • These refurbished units may have some cosmetic defects. They are covered under MoreBeer’s 60 day no hassle return policy.
  • This is a rare deal because the regular version of the Cannular is under a MAP agreement.  That means that it, generally speaking, cannot be discounted.  I don’t know if this is a one-off thing or if the reverse roller version will be an ongoing offering.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  This includes bulky cases of new cans.
  • Learn More! Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Homebrew Canner

Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – USED REFURBISHED CAN100-URFB

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Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets + Announcing the New Nukatap Filler

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Related – Announcing: Kegland’s Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!

This connects directly to your compatible forward sealing faucet (Intertap, Nukatap and more) and allows you to easily counter fill bottles directly from the tap.

This is DuoTight compatible, although you don’t need to use DuoTights throughout your entire tap system to use it.

Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler


Tapcooler Bottle Filler

Sometimes it’s possible to go in a circle, but still be moving forward. For me, that’s occurred with bottling. Like most, I started homebrewing by bottling everything. But I got tired of peeling labels, washing bottles, and the overall chore of bottling 5 gallons of beer from a bucket with a gravity fed bottle filler. So I switched, and have been kegging ever since. The one drawback is it’s not as easily shared with others. I’ve got a few great pressurized growlers that solve my problem for bringing some along to a party, but I didn’t have a good solution for passing on a couple pints to friends or neighbors.


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Great Fermentations has put together a setup for homebrew-canners…

TAPCOOLER COUNTER PRESSURE CAN FILLING STATION COMPLETE KIT


A small company in Norway (just 2 people), called Tapcooler, has created a product that is specifically designed for homebrewers that keg their beer, but want to be able to share it in bottles. They improved upon a similar design on the market by adding the functionality of CO2 purging to a counterpressure bottle filler. Their product was met with great feedback from homebrewers in Norway, and now they export it globally. You can use it to save the last few pints when a keg is getting low and you need space, want to share beer with a friend, or want to send in beer to a homebrew competition. Their bottle filler is different than your typical beer gun, in that it’s specifically designed to connect to your tap, and it’s also designed to fill with back pressure in the bottle so you don’t lose most of your CO2 when filling.

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TWO x Stainless Carbonation Cap for PET Bottles by Luckeg – $17.99, $9 each, near best price + Draft Line Cleaner Builds

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS - Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16" Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles by Luckeg


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel for Carbonation Cap (2 PCS), Perfect Polishing Surface,with two four Food Grade Silicone Seal Rings;
  • Unique Machined the Carbonation Cap, can fit Both Black Liquid Ball Lock Disconnect and Grey Gas Ball Lock Disconnect;
  • The Carbonation Cap can fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles, easy to Counter Pressure Bottle Fill PET Bottles;
  • The Carbonation Cap can Carbonate Various Beverages, including Soda, Beer, Juice, Water or Clean Beer Line;

Potential Uses:

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed three draft line cleaning projects using similar SS Caps – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump ConversionBuilding a Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

1/24 8 AM Central: These are on sale for just $17.99. That’s just 90 cents shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

PET Bottles Beer Carbonation Cap 2 PCS – Counter Pressure Bottle Filling with 5/16″ Barb, Carbonation Beer Soda Water Brewed Beer, Fits Most Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11, best price + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack, FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

Note from HBF: Does not include pictured bottles

1/24 3 AM Central: These are selling for just $11. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Stainless Steel Growler Filler for Perlick 600 Series (630, 650) – $7.89 + free prime ship

Jug/Growler Filler for Perlick Faucets (600 Series 630, 650)

Growler Filler for Perlick 600 Series (630 and 650) Faucets

1/22/21 12:30 PM Central: These are selling for $7.89. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Jug/Growler Filler for Perlick Faucets (600 Series 630, 650) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Announcing: Kegland’s Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler!

Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler via MoreBeer

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Running late but don’t want to leave home without a couple of bottles of your latest creation? The Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler will have your precious cargo packed and ready at the drop of a hat! Slip it right into the nozzle of your Nukatap, Intertap, or other forward-sealing faucet to fill bottles right from the tap. Gas can be quickly connected using a bare end of 8 mm OD EVABarrier tubing, or connect the included Ball Lock Adapter to hook up gas using a Ball Lock Quick Disconnect. Not enough room under your draft tower? No problem! Like the gas-in port, you can swap out the push-in spout for the Duotight adapter, allowing you to connect tubing directly to the filler, or connect a Ball Lock Post Adapter and use a Ball Lock jumper line to fill right off your keg. While other fillers on the market force you to purchase upgrade accessories to improve functionality, the Nukatap Filler gives you more options to fill right from the get-go.

This unit is designed to fill multiple sizes of beer bottles up to 500 mL thanks to the telescopic filling stem. We recommend starting with it fully extended, then insert the stem till your at the bottom of the bottle, purge the bottle with CO2, then press the stem all the way in to form a seal on your bottle.

Counterpressure filling is the absolute best option for packaging beer from your keg without affecting its quality. Filling a growler straight from the tap is always an option, but if you want your beer to be at its best when you share it with the world, this is only way to go. The Nukatap Filler will make sure your brew doesn’t pick up oxygen or lose carbonation in the filling process, keeping your creation in tip-top condition

Includes:

All stainless steel counter pressure filler
Push-in spout compatible with forward-sealing faucets
(2) 8 mm Duotight adapters for filler and NukaTap spout
(2) Ball Lock Post Adapters (Red / Yellow)
19.5″ length of 8 mm OD x 5 mm ID EVABarrier tubing
KegLand Part Number: KL21760


 

This connects directly to your compatible forward sealing faucet (Intertap, Nukatap and more) and allows you to easily counter fill bottles directly from the tap.

This is DuoTight compatible, although you don’t need to use DuoTights throughout your entire tap system to use it.

Nukatap Counter Pressure Bottle Filler

This is obviously a direct competitor to Tapcooler…

Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler KEG880Hands on Review

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Foldable 6 Pack Carrier – $13.99 + free prime ship

Highlighted Features
  • ★This rack can be stored easily after folded. Durable and practical. Only need few second to set up.
  • ★With extra Tightening Belt for Car. You can easy to use it when you are driving, you don't have to worry about how to carry your drink, the belt will tie the carrier strongly
  • ★Max bottle height 10.6 in or 27 cm, Max bottle width 3 in or 7.6 cm. you can easily carry the large drink not only beer
  • ★Reusable drink holder. Durable, light, & portable, Perfect for party, hiking, outdoor picnics, family BBQs, holidays, bar
  • ★Beer and bottles not included.Please feel free to get your after-sales service with any problem, we are willing to provide help

1/19 6 PM Central: These are on sale for $13.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Casethrone Reusable 6-Pack Beer Bottles Foldable Plastic Drink Carrier for Grubhub Doordash Postmates Drivers, Beverage Delivery Holder

– note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Free Gift Card with Blichmann Beer Gun Bottle Filler + Hands on Review

blichmann engineering beer gun deal

Blichmann Beer Gun Bottle Filler via Adventures in Homebrewing

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Introducing the new and improved Blichmann BeerGun Bottle Filler 2.0! More ergonomic, faster and easier to clean, and even more intuitive!

New Features Include:

  • Accessory Kit #1 now included as a standard item(Shipped From Blichmann with a Ball Lock Fitting, Pin lock Will need to be added as a separate item)
  • Ergonomic warm-touch grip with ambidextrous thumb actuated CO2 valve
  • Positively retained beer seal tip – no more lost tips!
  • Anti-microbial beer hose keeps contamination at bay!
  • Includes a convenient plastic tool case
  • Tool free super fast disassembly

 

  • Check out our Extensive Hands on Review!
  • Blichmann gear is rarely discounted as it is generally under a MAP (minimum advertised pricing agreement).  For the most part, the price is similar no matter where buy it.
  • As of this posting, this combo is selling for $123.13.  This is higher than what I understand MAP to be.  Compare at MoreBeer.
  • Free Gift Card!  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving away a free $20 gift card, with every single purchase of $100 or moreEVERYTHING QUALIFIES.  The one exception is gift cards.  Promotional gift card will be automatically added to your cart.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is free to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Note that no Blichmann product is directly discounted.  All Blichmann gear is selling for full price.  With this deal, you get a free gift card good toward a future purchase.

Blichmann BeerGun Bpttle Filler with Accessory Kit

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Yaebrew Stainless Steel Counter Pressure Bottle Filler… $34.99 + free shipping

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler - Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler – Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Hand held counter pressure filler
  • Fill bottles from keg without loosing carbonation
  • Adjustable pressure relief system
  • Material: 304 stainless steel
  • Flush and fill from the bottom of the bottle.

1/15 1:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $34.99. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

YaeBrew Counter Pressure Bottle Filler – Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Filler CO2 Kit Tool Homebrew – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Compare to: This from MoreBeer – this accomplishes the same basic purpose, however, note it is from a different manufacturer and most likely has different specs