THE ROI OF KEGS VERSUS CANS OR BOTTLES
HOW FAST WILL A CANNING OR BOTTLING LINE PAY FOR ITSELF?
Average price for a craft beer keg* (½BBL)? $172
Average price for that keg by barrel* (1BBL)? $343
Average price if that amount of beer (1BBL) is packaged in a case (24, 12-ounce cans or bottles)? $506
Extra money in your pocket:
$162 per BBL (case versus keg)
If your canning line can process 3 BBL per hour That’s $486 extra dollars per hour.
To pay off a $60,000 machine, it would take 124 hours of running the system and 372 BBLs.
If you could run the machine a couple of days per week, say 10 hours, it would pay for itself in slightly more than 3 months!
Have 20 hours a week? It would pay for itself in 1 ½ months.
Upgrade the BBLs per hour to pay it off even faster.
Once you have regained your initial investment, it’s just Gravy after that.
*Based on our research of US breweries and local market averages