For many years I have wanted to be able to can my homebrewed beer and now I “can”. A few months ago I received a 225 series All-American Can Sealer as a gift. My model seals 12oz or 16oz aluminum cans. I have tried canning a few times so far, but I am definitely still learning how to use it.
The Sealer did not come with much in the way of instructions, but I have been able to find a variety articles and videos with information about how to use the sealer and also how to take care of it. Here is a list the information I have found:
All-American 225 Personal Beer Can Sealer video by Wells Can Co from October 2016
All American Master Can Sealer- Canning Homebrew enthusiast video from September 2017
All American Can Sealer #1502 Inspection and Maintenance December 2011
Refers to these Operating Instructions for Senior Automatic Can Sealer with Fly Wheel by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Suggests using AMSOIL Severe Gear 75w-110 Synthetic Oil for lubrication
Checking and Adjusting Seam Specs via a motorized machine, but concept is the same
Best Price for Bulk Aluminum 16oz Cans via Oktober Designs
Best Price for Bulk Aluminum 12 oz Cans via Lion Brewing Solutions on eBay
Personally, I need to work on maintaining carbonation in my cans. I believe that my primary issue at this point is that my kegged, carbonated beer is not cold enough going in to the cans. Because of this, I am getting excessive foaming as I fill the cans via my Last Straw Bottle Filler and that foaming is causing me to lose carbonation. Next up, I am going to try filling cans with un-carbonated beer and then carbonate it in the cans, to see if this resolves the issue.