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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew! + Get a Freebie

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.

Kegland Cannular Can Seamer

It’s been a long road for craft beer to be accepted in cans and not bottles. But it has been well established that cans are OK, too, and some take it even further to tout cans as a superior storage vessel for beer. I’ll avoid a full-blown comparison of the pros & cons of each, but I do feel it worth noting a couple of the selling points cans have. One is the claim that cans provide better storage with a more oxygen-proof seal than bottle caps, and 100% light blocking versus even brown colored glass. There is probably lots of debate on those two topics, but one benefit that is universally recognized is transportability. Cans are lighter and more compact, a whole lot less fragile, and you can take them to beaches and pools where glass containers are banned.

On the homebrew scale, until recently, the canners available have either been hand-crank monstrosities that look like an exhibit from a museum on the industrial revolution, or electrically driven units that look like steampunk movie props and cost a couple thousand dollars. Then in 2019, KegLand from Australia started exporting their Cannular can seamer that sells for $525 for the unit + power supply and is electrically powered. This changed the landscape significantly in the homebrew world, making canning much more within reach.


Rare Deal:

Not too long after Cannular was introduced, it moved to MAP status. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price. That’s an agreement that retailers enter not to discount an item beyond a certain point. That’s why generally speaking, Cannular sells for about the same at all retailers.

Get a Freebie

  • Place an order with a subtotal of $99 or more at William’s Brewing and enter web coupon code FREECAN at checkout and you’ll free set of William’s Brewing Nucleated Can Glasses
  • No need to add the pints to your cart.  Just use the coupon code and they will be automatically added at checkout.

William’s Nucleated Beer Can Glass – remember coupon code

This does work with Cannular Canning Machine


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Empty CanLid on Foam

The Cannular operates with a combination of manual lever pulling and electric motor spinning. You start the process out with an empty aluminum can with no top on it. You sanitize the can, fill it with beer, and then take a sanitized lid and set it down on top of the can (ideally on foam, to ensure minimization of air in your canned product). From there, it gets placed on a small pedestal and a lever turn raises the can up into the machinery of the can seaming operation and locks it at that height. The push of a button gets the motor spinning and the can on its platform starts spinning around. Grabbing a different lever, you push back and hold it for a couple seconds, then pull it toward you for a couple seconds, and you’re done. Turn off the motor, lower your can back down on the pedestal, and you’ve canned one beer.

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Save on Cans w/Bulk Purchase + Cannular Hands on Review

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  • William’s Brewing is discounting cases on new, empty beer cans by $20 per case when you buy 12 or more cases.  Cases range from 207 cans to 300 cans.
  • 500 ml and 330 ml sizes are available with either standard tops or full aperture tops.  With full aperture tops, the entire top of the can comes off when opened.  Use for beer and more.
  • Prices start at $109.99 per case.
  • Note…  Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.  This is a big deal when it comes to large items like huge cases of cans.  Those usually fall under dimensional shipping rates and are generally pricey to ship.

Canning Supplies at William’s Brewing

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Deal on Recycled HDPE Can Carriers + Canning System Reviews

Recycled HDPE Plastic Can Carrier

  • If you’re looking to give you canned homebrew a professional touch and make transporting/gifting easier MoreBeer carries Recycled HDPE Can Carriers.
  • These are available in a number of configurations, colors and quantities.
  • Pricing varies.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  This includes bulky cases of new cans.

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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew + PDF User Setup and Adjustment Guide Now Available

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.

Kegland Cannular Can Seamer

It’s been a long road for craft beer to be accepted in cans and not bottles. But it has been well established that cans are OK, too, and some take it even further to tout cans as a superior storage vessel for beer. I’ll avoid a full-blown comparison of the pros & cons of each, but I do feel it worth noting a couple of the selling points cans have. One is the claim that cans provide better storage with a more oxygen-proof seal than bottle caps, and 100% light blocking versus even brown colored glass. There is probably lots of debate on those two topics, but one benefit that is universally recognized is transportability. Cans are lighter and more compact, a whole lot less fragile, and you can take them to beaches and pools where glass containers are banned.

On the homebrew scale, until recently, the canners available have either been hand-crank monstrosities that look like an exhibit from a museum on the industrial revolution, or electrically driven units that look like steampunk movie props and cost a couple thousand dollars. Then in 2019, KegLand from Australia started exporting their Cannular can seamer that sells for $525 for the unit + power supply and is electrically powered. This changed the landscape significantly in the homebrew world, making canning much more within reach.


Compare Prices, Review Continues Below:


Empty CanLid on Foam

The Cannular operates with a combination of manual lever pulling and electric motor spinning. You start the process out with an empty aluminum can with no top on it. You sanitize the can, fill it with beer, and then take a sanitized lid and set it down on top of the can (ideally on foam, to ensure minimization of air in your canned product). From there, it gets placed on a small pedestal and a lever turn raises the can up into the machinery of the can seaming operation and locks it at that height. The push of a button gets the motor spinning and the can on its platform starts spinning around. Grabbing a different lever, you push back and hold it for a couple seconds, then pull it toward you for a couple seconds, and you’re done. Turn off the motor, lower your can back down on the pedestal, and you’ve canned one beer.

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Getting a Deal on Cans for Your Homebrew Can Seamer + Can Seamer Reviews

Why Can?

Cans block all light and oxygen transfer. That’s not true of bottles. They also play well at the park, beach and pool. Glass bottles are made from breakable glass that can… break. 🙂 Canning is also… cool. We’ve been able to pretty easily do everything that commercial brewers have been able to do – Conicals, Control Panels, Fermenting Under Pressure and More – for quite some time. Canning, until recently, was a hold out.

Homebrew Can Seamers

Before the advent of countertop can seamers, canning beer was out of reach and unrealistic for homebrewers and even some smaller brew pub operations.  I looked into canning early in my homebrewing career. Around that time a manufacturer released an “affordable” system that was in the $10k, range. That was considered affordable at the time. I’m happy to say that times have changed.

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Hands on Review: Oktober Design SL1 Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew

Oktober Design was started in 2014 by a group of engineers and beer lovers. They make high quality, well thought out and affordable Crowler and Can seamers.  Their target has been brew pubs and smaller commercial brewers. With the introduction of the SL1 they’ve finally made a machine designed specifically for homebrewers.

Before Oktober Designs and similar started making countertop can seamers, canning beer was out of reach and unrealistic for homebrewers and even some smaller brew pub operations.  I looked into canning early in my homebrewing career. Around that time a manufacturer released an “affordable” system that was in the $10k, range. That was considered affordable at the time. I’m happy to say that times have changed.

Why Can?

Cans block all light and oxygen transfer. That’s not true of bottles. They also play well at the park, beach and pool. Glass bottles are made from breakable glass that can… break. 🙂 Canning is also… cool. We’ve been able to pretty easily do everything that commercial brewers have been able to do – Conicals, Control Panels, Fermenting Under Pressure and More – for quite some time. Canning, until recently, was a hold out.

Even with new equipment like the SL1 becoming available, canning is more expensive than bottling. You can save used bottles for free and use a $10 capper. This means that doing things as cheap as possible cannot be a driving factor when considering a can seamer.

Continue reading

Getting a Deal on Cans for Your Homebrew Can Seamer

Why Can?

Cans block all light and oxygen transfer. That’s not true of bottles. They also play well at the park, beach and pool. Glass bottles are made from breakable glass that can… break. 🙂 Canning is also… cool. We’ve been able to pretty easily do everything that commercial brewers have been able to do – Conicals, Control Panels, Fermenting Under Pressure and More – for quite some time. Canning, until recently, was a hold out.

Homebrew Can Seamers

Before the advent of countertop can seamers, canning beer was out of reach and unrealistic for homebrewers and even some smaller brew pub operations.  I looked into canning early in my homebrewing career. Around that time a manufacturer released an “affordable” system that was in the $10k, range. That was considered affordable at the time. I’m happy to say that times have changed.

Continue reading

Hands on Review: Oktober Design SL1 Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew!

Oktober Design was started in 2014 by a group of engineers and beer lovers. They make high quality, well thought out and affordable Crowler and Can seamers.  Their target has been brew pubs and smaller commercial brewers. With the introduction of the SL1 they’ve finally made a machine designed specifically for homebrewers.

Before Oktober Designs and similar started making countertop can seamers, canning beer was out of reach and unrealistic for homebrewers and even some smaller brew pub operations.  I looked into canning early in my homebrewing career. Around that time a manufacturer released an “affordable” system that was in the $10k, range. That was considered affordable at the time. I’m happy to say that times have changed.

Why Can?

Cans block all light and oxygen transfer. That’s not true of bottles. They also play well at the park, beach and pool. Glass bottles are made from breakable glass that can… break. 🙂 Canning is also… cool. We’ve been able to pretty easily do everything that commercial brewers have been able to do – Conicals, Control Panels, Fermenting Under Pressure and More – for quite some time. Canning, until recently, was a hold out.

Even with new equipment like the SL1 becoming available, canning is more expensive than bottling. You can save used bottles for free and use a $10 capper. This means that doing things as cheap as possible cannot be a driving factor when considering a can seamer.

Continue reading

Custom, Reusable, Professionally Printed Homebrew CAN Labels

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Introducing Homebrew Can Labels from GrogTag!

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PERSONALIZED BEER CAN LABELS

GrogTag’s custom can labels are professionally printed, high quality labels that elevate any beer can into something special and unique. They are perfect for any occasion, such as a wedding favor or a Father’s Day gift.

QUALITY CUSTOMIZABLE CAN LABELS

Just choose from one of our professional design templates, then add your own text or upload a photo to make it personalized. Don’t be fooled by the name, our customizable can labels are actually quality vinyl stickers that can be put on any smooth surface (like a beer can). So get ready to upgrade your can labels, with GrogTag! Give your homemade wine, beer, cider, mead or kombucha a personalized commercial-grade printed label.

BEER CAN LABEL TEMPLATES

If you are new to GrogTag, we offer a selection of custom products that were created with the home wine, mead, and beer maker in mind. Our customizable can labels are just that – large labels that are the perfect size for your homebrew canning setups. Shop now for a template that best fits your beer, make it custom and personalized, then place your order … it’s that easy!

REUSABLE HOMEBREW CAN LABELS

All of our reusable beer can labels fit great on 12 or 16 ounce cans and are printed on a commercial digital print press, so they will come out looking professional every time. Our vinyl labels are repositionable which means they can peel off and re-stick in case you didn’t get it right the first time. It also means your tags look as good coming out of the ice bucket/water as they do going in. To top it off you’ll get them fast! All of our labels and coasters print and ship within 3 business days.

PROFESSIONAL CAN LABEL DESIGNS FOR PARTY LABELS AND GIFTS

Use one of our templates to quickly create a design perfect for special occasions such as parties, creating personal gifts, or just impressing guests. Our growing selection of templates are flexible, with loads of great color options and styles. Use our professionally designed templates to quickly create custom craft can labels that you can apply at home. Our templates allow you to upload photos, edit text and swap colors. Using our templates is a quick way to ensure a quality looking custom 16oz can label. As always, designing any of our products, like our customized homebrew can labels is free, so enjoy! Join our newsletter and get the inside scoop on upcoming deals and sales and read our blog for more tips to maximize your creativity.


 

Custom Beer Can Labels from GrogTag

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12 Oz Beer Can Sale @ Beer & Wine Hobby + Our Cannular Review

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  • Beer & Wine Hobby has new empty beer cans on sale for 49 cents
  • Shipping is an additional cost and may add up because of the size of empty cans.

12 OZ. BEER CANS

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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew!