Kegco MK-K9G-CASK Keg - Brand New 10.8 Gallon Firkin Cask Beer Keg
Kegco MK-K9G-CASK Keg / 10.8 US Gallon Stainless Steel Firkin Cask Keg / Durable design / 16" W x 19" H / Bungs and Beer Engine not included / Quantity discounts available
The Kegco MK-K9G-CASK Firkin Keg is made entirely of food/beverage grade AISI 304 stainless steel and can hold up to 10.8 US Gallons of beer. The keystone bung and shive bung openings are lined with anti-slip grooves to help hold the bungs in place. All seams have been TIG machine welded for smooth and consistent seams with no burn residue. They have fully rolled top and bottom stainless steel chimes. All surfaces of the keg have been pickled (chemically descaled) and fully passivated for a clean, sanitary and corrosive free surface. Used by breweries all over the world, these kegs are an excellent edition to your professional brewery operation, allowing you to offer an unpasteurized and naturally carbonated option to your lineup for special events and tastings.
Please Note:In order to tap a cask keg, you would need a keystone bung, a shive bung, a hard spile, a soft spile, a cask tap and a plastic tail or turndown spout. The bungs can be plastic or wood but we find that wood bungs create a better seal with less leaks.
- Brewery name embossed or stamped on Chime (special order, 60-90 days lead time)
- Bungs and Beer Engine not included
- Quantity Discounts are available. Please call 1-800-710-9939 for details.
- 10.8 US Gallons (41.412 Liters) for 86 16-ounce glasses of beer
- Made entirely of food/beverage grade AISI 304 stainless steel
- Fully rolled top and bottom stainless steel chimes
- Fully passivated for a clean, sanitary and corrosive free surface
- Both Shive and Keystone bungholes have anti-slip surfaces for tight seals
|Dimensions and Capacity|
|Weight||22 lbs. (empty)|
|Capacity||10.8 US Gal.|
|Material||304 Grade Stainless Steel AISI|
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The Firkin actually dates back to the mid-15th century as an ale vessel. It is a 10.8 Gallon cask keg which can hold and dispense about 86 16-ounce glasses of unpasteurized, naturally carbonated beer. The word firkin is based on the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn, which means "fourth".
Historically, cask beer differs from standard keg beer because it is naturally carbonated inside the keg through the use of active yeast, as opposed to being injected with carbon dioxide and pressurized. The secondary fermentation gives it more developed flavors than standard draft beer and it has a smoother finish due to the lack of force carbonation. Instead of pushing the beer through a dispense system with the use of CO2, cask beer is pulled out of the keg using a pump called a beer engine. Cask-conditioned ales are stored and served at a slightly warmer temperature than regular carbonated beers to allow for the yeast to stay active and keep the beer carbonated. Keeping the kegs between 50-55°F allows more of the delicate flavors developed during the secondary fermentation process to be tasted. This is the traditional English pub serving technique.
Cask kegs are best enjoyed over a day or two and are not intended for long term storage. They are ideal for local tastings and popular cask nights where they are expected to be emptied in one evening.
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