Frequently Asked Questions


Get in touch with us at hello@thecanvan.com to get the process started. With our multiple lines, we have the capacity to accommodate most canning requests, even on short notice, so please don't hesitate to reach out. For the widest selection of dates or for multi-day jobs, plan to book in advance. No cans left behind!!


We fill and seam cans with 202 and 200 diameter ends. We inventory supplies of the most common 12 oz, 16 oz, 375 mL, and 250 mL cans. We can also fill the following sizes: 8 oz, 19.2 oz, 187 mL, 200 mL, 500 mL. We do not package 12 oz slim cans at this time.


We can beer, wine, cider, and cocktails. Pretty much everything alcoholic! We are currently not accepting customers for non-alcoholic beverages, Kombuchas, anything with THC, CBD, or beers that are true-sours or wild fermented. We may designate a sour line in the future based on customer demand, so please reach out if you would like to can sour beers.


Customers must have a commercial facility licensed for packaging the type of beverage to be canned. All canning must take place on the customer's property. Sorry, we do not work with homebrewers.


In general, we just need 110V power for the canning line, an air compressor > 13CFM @ 90PSI, CO2 for the beer, water, and a floor that can get wet. Contact us for our detailed canning site checklist.


12-15 barrels for beer, 400 gallons for wine, or a minimum day rate for smaller test batches.


All of our equipment rolls out of a trailer and sets up in your space to be as close to the product tank as possible. The shorter distance the product travels the less loss and higher quality we can achieve.


Printed cans must be ordered from the can manufacturers in very large quantities. We can sell you blank cans and apply labels at the time of canning. Or you can order pre-sleeved cans from another vendor. We are happy to provide recommended vendor contacts for printed cans, label printers, and sleeved cans.


We charge by the finished can, with decreasing price tiers based on total volume. Please contact us with some details about your project and we will send you our price structure and a custom quote.


Yes! We work with multiple facilities to host wine canning. Please contact us with more details about the size and scope of your project so we can help select the best location.


The current can manufacturer recommendations for wine in a can are as follows. Please reach out for more details and information about corrosion testing. Testing by the can manufacturer lab is required for wine and RTD cocktails and recommended for cider prior to canning.

Requirements:

  • Alcohol Content: < 20% ABV
  • Copper (ppm): < 0.2 ppm
  • Total Packaged Oxygen: < 2.0 ppm
  • Total Dissolved Oxygen: ≤1.2ppm

Recommendations:

  • pH: > 3.0
  • Free SO2 (ppm): > 30 ppm
  • Total SO2 (ppm): > 80 ppm
  • Minimized SO2 additions are recommended especially at pH's below 3.5
  • Chlorides: > 300 ppm
  • Tannic Acid (ppm): > 1300 ppm

We have a partner facility with carbonation abilities, or we can help you pre-carbonate your product in a tank. Get in touch and we'll work out the details.


Yes! With our nitrogen dosers, we can create a beautiful nitro cascade straight from the can, without a widget! We can also bring our nitrogen doser to your canning line. Let us know if you would like to use this feature.


Our versatile equipment is designed to fit into a variety of customer spaces. The canning line is seven feet long and four feet wide. Feed-in and out conveyors, labelers, and pack out tables require another six to twelve feet on both ends. Locating production over floor drains and near compressed air and utility hookups is best.