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June 3, 2020
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How to Hide $1000 in a Can of Beer!

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

how to hide money in a can of beerPeople hide money for many different reasons. Our friend Ross, who stars in many of our YouTube videos, never submits his timesheets or asks us to pay him. Even though it’s true Ross brews with us just because he loves doing it, we still feel like we owe him something. To give back to Ross in a creative way, we gave him a beer can filled with $1000. If you’ve ever wanted to surprise a fellow homebrewer, this is the tutorial for you. Read on to learn how to hide money where no one has before.


This is Ross, click on his picture to watch a brew day with him!


Full Video Tutorial

Watch this video for a visual tutorial of the steps listed below

Items Needed

  • Can Seamer - We use one from Oktober
  • 16 oz. (473.2 ml) can of beer
  • Empty 16. oz (473.2 ml) beer can
  • Gravel
  • Money
  • Scale

Follow These Steps

1. Weigh a 16 oz. (473.2 ml) can of beer - write this number down

weighing out can of beer

Weighing a 16 oz. (473.2 ml) can of beer from Fonta Flora

2. Weigh some gravel out - you want an amount of gravel that weighs just as much as a real 16 oz. (473.2 ml) can of beer

collecting gravel

We just got some gravel from our driveway

weighing out gravel

Weighing out gravel on a scale

3. Put the gravel you just weighed out into an empty 16 oz. (473.2 ml) beer can

pouring gravel into a can of beer

Not all the gravel made it in on the first try

4. Slide a roll of money into your can of gravel

putting 1000 dollars in a can of beer

Roll up your money nice and tight so it can fit in your can

5. Seal this can in your can seamer just like you would a normal beer

sealing can filled with $1000 in an oktober can seamer

6. For more realism, peel the label off of your real 16 oz. (473.2 ml) can of beer and put it on your can filled with money

putting a beer label onto a can of beer filled with $1000

Watch the video below to see us surprise Ross with the can of money we made!


Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

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