Thursday, January 27, 2005

If you've got some spare cash... can plunk down $10,000 for a nifty canning machine for your home brews.

I don't think I'd be able to can my beer, though the logic behind it seems to make some sense.

Any thoughts?


  • At 1:52 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    Makes sense to me. Irish, English, and Scottish canned beers taste great. I've had a few German ones, too.

    But yes, $10,000 is a bit of overhead...

  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger Arthur said…

    $10 000 is not that much of an overhead if you don't plan on letting it idle. If you opened up the service to other home brewers for a small charge, you could make that money back.

    Think about it, car rental companies routine rent out vehicles costing $20 000 for $25 a day and stay in business. This thing will shove beer into 1,800 cans an hour. People would be willing to pay $20 to have their beer put into a can - they could bring their brew over to your place and then can it there. You wouldn't even need a "real" job any more.

    Gotta love automation.

  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger Brian said…

    Yeah, but considering the typical homebrewer makes enough beer to fill approximately 50 12-oz cans per batch, and considering the typical cost of raw materials alone puts that batch up around 60-75% of what you pay for (good) beer at the store, I don't think people would pay $20 for that. I wouldn't.

    What I would be interested to know is how big a brewery (as in, how much beer per month is produced) would you have to be to where canning with this device becomes cheaper than bottling. Or even breaking even, if the quality of beer preservation is superior.


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