The Art of Beer Canning

canning is a great way to enjoy your homebrew. It's a convenient and portable way to share your beer with friends and family. Canning your beer is easy, and it's a great way to ensure that your beer stays fresh for longer periods of time.

The process of canning beer is similar to bottling, but instead of using a bottle capper and crown cap, you use a can seamer and lid to seal the vessel. Before filling the can with beer, it's important to purge it with sanitized CO2 to eliminate any oxygen that may be present and to ensure that your beer stays fresh.

The ideal temperature for canning beer is between 32-34°F. This temperature range helps to control the foam during canning. Kegs are usually stored at 38-40°F, which may cause difficulty in controlling the foam during canning.

One of the easiest ways to carbonate your beer for canning is to force carbonate it in a keg using a CO2 tank. This method involves transferring your finished beer to a keg, adding CO2 and allowing the beer to carbonate. Once the beer is carbonated, it's easy to transfer it to cans using a canning system.

Another way to carbonate your beer for canning is by adding a bit of extra and priming sugar to your finished, uncarbonated beer. The yeast will consume the priming sugar and create carbonation in the can. This method is a bit more time-consuming, but it's a great way to achieve natural carbonation in your beer.

When canning beer, it's important to use a canning system that is designed for beer. These systems are equipped with can rinsers, CO2 purgers, fillers, and seamers that are designed to handle beer and maintain its quality. The cans are firt rinsed with pure to clean the inside, then purged of air with CO2 before being filled with beer. After filling, lids are automatically placed on top of the passing can.

Canning beer is a great way to enjoy and share your homebrew. With a little bit of practice and the right equipment, you can easily can your beer at home. Remember to keep the temperature low, use a canning system designed for beer, and use the appropriate carbonation method for your beer. Happy canning!

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How Do You Can My Own Beer?

Canning your own beer is a great way to preserve and enjoy your homebrew in a convenient and portable package. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Obtain canning equipment: You will need a can seamer and lids designed for the size of cans you will be using. These can be purchased from homebrew supply stores or online retailers.

2. Sanitize your cans: Clean and sanitize your cans thoroughly beore use to prevent contamination. You can use a solution of water and sanitizer or a specialized can sanitizer.

3. Purge cans with CO2: Before filling the cans with beer, purge them with CO2 to eliminate oxygen and prevent oxidation of the beer.

4. Fill cans with beer: Fill each can with your finished beer, leaving a small amount of headspace to allow for carbonation.

5. Seal cans: Place a lid on top of each can and use the can seamer to crimp the lid onto the can, sealing it securely.

6. Condition beer: Allow the cans to condition at room temperature for a few days to allow for carbonation.

7. Chill and enjoy: Once your beer has conditioned, chill the cans in the refrigerator and enjoy your fresh, home-canned beer.

Remember to store your canned beer in a cool, dark place to maintain its quality and prevent spoilage. Enjoy!

What Temperature Should Canning Beer Be?

The ideal temperature for canning beer is between 32-34°F. This temperature helps to minimize foaming of the beer during the canning process. It is worth noting that kegs are usually stored at a slightly higher temperature of 38-40°F, which can make it challenging to control the foam during canning. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the beer is properly cooled to the ideal temperature range before it is canned to achieve the desired results.

How Does Beer Get Put In A Can?

Beer is put in a can throuh a process that involves various steps. First, the cans are automatically fed onto a conveyor belt. Then, they are rinsed with pure water to clean the inside of the cans. Next, the cans are purged of air with CO2, which creates an empty vessel for the beer to be poured into.

After the cans are purged of air, they move down the line to be filled with beer. The filling process is automated and the beer is poured into the cans. Once the cans are filled, lids are automatically placed on top of the passing cans to seal them.

This process ensures that the beer is safely and efficiently put into the cans, ready for distribution to consumers.


Canning homebrew is a great way to enjoy your own freshly brewed beer in a convenient and portable package. With the use of a can seamer and lid, the process is easy and straightforward. It is important to note that ideal canning temperatures are between 32-34°F to minimize foam and ensure the best quality beer. Carbonation can be achieved throgh force carbonation in a keg or by adding yeast and priming sugar to uncarbonated beer prior to canning. With the use of automatic canning machines, the process of canning beer has become more efficient and streamlined. Whether for personal use or for distribution, canning is a great way to preserve the flavors of your homemade brew.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.