Some interesting Vermouths identified in last week's post from Jeremy Eubanks, Xoel Cantero Alvarez and Brandon Koenigsknecht. I love Caperitif!
This week: Beer keg sizes
Identify the following volume for each of the following:
Bonus: How many pint servings can you expect of each?
1/2 Barrel (full sized keg) is 1984 ounces, 15.5 gallons, 124 pints
1/4 Barrel is 992 ounces, 7.75 gallons, 62 pints
1/6 Barrel (commonly referred to as a sixtel) is 676 ounces, 5.28 gallons (an even 20 liters), 42.25 pints
The 1/4 barrel is of course a pony keg.
Also, important to note that pints and gallons are the US version. Folks doing this exercise in the UK will have slightly different answers.
I also heard the 1/4 barrel referred to as a stubby
What about the firkin?
A firkin is a unit of measure and also the size of a particular kind of keg used for cask conditioning; one quarter of a barrel, 72 pints, 9 imperial gallons.
If you're going to talk about Firkins, you have to talk about Kilderkins and Pins, too.
And if you’re going to mention Kilderkins then one should note the 11 yr old single malt from Longrow “Rundelts and Kilderkins” which is a real treat. Toffee, cinged rope, and grilled meat tones.