CHOOSE THE RIGHT CANNING SYSTEM FOR BREWERIES CANNING MORE THAN BEER
Over 1/3 of Craft Breweries in the US make beverages other than beer. Whether it’s RTD Cocktails, Hard Seltzers, Coffee or Kombucha, introducing new beverages to the line-up adds new capabilities for Breweries to stay flexible and create new opportunities.
Ensure your canning system allows you to package the widest range of beverage types and can styles that might enable new revenue growth.
#1 Invest in a canning system that allows you to safely package a wide array of beverage types
More sensitive products like Kombucha or Sour Beers, or crossing over between multiple beverage types, requires different filling technology criteria than just packaging beer alone.
Key components to look for when selecting a canning system that can safely cross-over between beverage types:
- Food-grade, stainless steel materials
- Clean-in-Place (CIP) capabilities
- Sanitize-in-Place (SIP) capabilities
#2 Optimizing packaging efficiency for your space requirements
How much room do you have for a canning system and the pre- and post-packaging features you’ll need to add to your canning effort? Do you need a canning system that can be moved in and out of place between canning runs? Find a right-fit system that meets your current and future canning volume needs so that you make the most of your budget.
Cask’s new Nano ACS is the smallest canning Automated Canning System Cask offering an incredibly compact footprint, full infeed/outfeed automation, and can package every can size and beverage type. Watch the Behind the Design video to learn more (5min):
#3 Ensure your canning system allows you to package your product as it was intended.
The gain in popularity for higher carbonated beverages like RTD Cocktails and Hard Seltzers means beverage makers need a canning system that can support higher carb volumes.
Cask enables beverage makers to can their higher carbonated products through two key features:
Dual Fill Valves overcome slower cycle times to achieve that laminar flow without sacrificing total system speed. Using two narrow fill tubes as opposed to one large diameter tube creates packaging-side precision and control and the restriction curbs CO2 breakout at the filler.
SUPPLY SIDE CONTROL
Restrictive Tubing and a Flow Control Dials apply physical restriction that keeps carbonation in solution. These supply-side controls stabilize product on the way to the filling manifold where it is dispensed slower than even a standard draft system to minimize breakout and product loss.