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Old 01-13-2018, 07:46 AM
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This is in fact the lowest cost can seamer I've ever seen. Before this the lowest cost one was $10k. So this over comes one of two problems with home canning of beer. The second problems is finding the cans. Any can maker will sell them to you if you are willing to buy a semi-truck load of them. I stopped investigating the process after accepting that $10k was too much for me in addition to not having a place to store that many cans. Also, I don't brew a semi-truck load of beer anymore. I'm mean ever...

For this to have any hope of being practical it would have to be a club buy for big brews or something like Homebrew for Heros. That said, while I love the idea of canning, bottles seem to work just fine.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:31 AM
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Here you go. This link has the machine you linked to as well as a couple of powered seamers.

Additionally, they have a link to buy 16oz cans w lids in packs of 40 or 12oz w lids in packs of 50.

I've actually been looking at the Oktober 12/16oz powered seamer. They've got the 360 lids as well as a separate chuck you can buy for seaming 360s.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:32 AM
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The cans are expensive but that is seriously cool. How many months until my birthday???
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:21 AM
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Just out of curiosity, anyone at one our friendly professional breweries have knowledge of per can costs when you buy in much bigger bulk? I guess my question, boiled down to its essence, is at what point does the number of cans I buy per order does the cost become economical? Stan's link above shows 12 oz cans $26 per 50 so $1.92 per can. Does it ever get down to say, $.50/12 oz?
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:53 AM
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I think your math is backwards. 26 bucks for 50 cans is $0.52 per can.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:13 AM
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I was told there would be no math
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:13 PM
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Basically, if I understand correctly and based on not the freshest of numbers as far as I know, for a minimum order (8-13 pallets, 8100-8200 cans/pallet, mfg dependent), cans w/ lids run in the neighborhood of $0.11-13/ea. On top of that, freight may be between a couple hundred bucks to over few grand.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:21 PM
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I think your math is backwards. 26 bucks for 50 cans is $0.52 per can.
Alex, I'm going to go with Lyme disease for $200.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:32 PM
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You guys really hate washing bottles, don't you?
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:34 AM
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You guys really hate washing bottles, don't you?
And kegs. And things generally.
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