The Wild Goose Filling brand is a favorite among craft beer makers. The filling, bottling and canning experts out of Colorado engineer industry-leading systems built with patented seaming and filling tech and an extreme emphasis on quality control, ensuring superior taste and freshness for the final product.
The brand, now a part of Middleby Corp., continues to launch head-turning product for beer makers. Let’s collectively ponder the Wild Goose Fusion system, a light weight, agile canning machine that combines patent-pending Wild Goose counter pressure filling technologies and Wild Goose’s fast-pour innovations with the versatile bandwidth of pressurized filling. The Fusion design boasts faster fill cycles, lower dissolved oxygen (preserving beverage shelf life), safer operation, minimal cleaning time and lower operating costs. It’s fairly badass.
Long story longer: Wild Goose continues to be a leader in the design, manufacture and service of specialty liquid filling systems and highly engineered packaging equipment. Also very cool, the brand is also always willing to share their insights when it comes to technical and maintenance advice on such systems. The Wild Goose blog is full of insights from understanding clean-in-place systems for your canning or bottling line to big concepts like total package oxygen.
The brand’s YouTube channel is also full of great content. My personal favorite of late is the Goose Garage, where Wild Goose Filling and “Sultan of Support” Ben McKibben cover topics and frequently-asked-questions related to craft beverage canning and bottling. Viewers get literally inside McKibben’s garage, full of dirt bikes, tools and punching bags, to talk topics like aluminum can end styles and micrometer seam inspections. The series has a gorilla-style feel but the production is great and McKibben’s quirky vibe makes me smile.
As an example: Here’s some insights on compressed air and canning:
- Make sure your air compressor can meet the demands of your canning or bottling machine.
- Don’t forget: your air compressor should also be able to meet the combined demands of any other equipment you may be running simultaneously in your facility!
- In addition, you also want to install a high-quality refrigerated air dryer to work with your air compressor. A refrigerated air dryer keeps your compressed air clean and dry by filtering out any debris, oil and moisture before entering your packaging line.
Enjoy a bunch of those cool vids on this page, and Wild Goose Filling and McKibbe, please keep these coming.