Think bottled beers are better? More and more beer drinkers seem to want to know how to can beer. People claim that beers that are available in both bottle and can varieties taste differently from one another, not due to the container, but to the fizz that one gets when popping a can of beer (the carbonate pushes against the metal sheet with a force of 90 pounds per square inch). Below are the common processes on how to can beer.
- The materials and equipment used. Manufacturers import bauxite from Guinea or Jamaica, this is the primary component in producing the type of aluminum sheet used in beer or cola cans. The right consistency and combination of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, iron, silicon, and copper allow the end product to be used more times over as a recyclable material. All the processes in creating the canned beer involve the use of machineries; from the production of the can itself, all the way to the filling of beer.
- Canned beer is of a higher quality than the bottled variety. The advantages of putting beer in a can are undeniable although sometimes others contest such assumption. The sealed can provides protection from spillage, and the coated aluminum provides the beer added protection in order to retain its quality taste.
- Make a 5.5” cut from the beer container. Flatten further to a diameter of 3.5”, then up to 2.6” after the punch machine picks it up. Three iron rings pull the steel, stretching the aluminum fabric into a thin sheet, about 5” high. The base of the beer can be punched another time to make it concave.
- The aluminum can is trimmed of its ears. The ears are the result of pulling the fabric sheet. After trimming the slight wave of the ears, decorate the can with the label. Punching the topmost part of the can creates the neck. Then press the lid against the neck of the can.
- The lid of the can beer is sturdier than the sides and bottom because it has to withstand pressure. There is a slight alteration of the magnesium and manganese components at this stage. The lid is cut somewhat smaller than the walls of the can and is welded firmly onto the sides with a rivet the top where to insert the pull tab. The aluminum cans are ready with the filling up of beer and goes through a machine containing the liquid to fill the uniform amounts of beer and then it is sealed.
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