Barrels, Casks and Kilderkins

Oak Casks

Oak Casks

Thought I would just share some information on the correct names and sizes of different Casks for the fermentation and storage of Cider, Brandy, Whisky et al, hope it proves to be of use.

Do not confuse these with the modern casks available which are available in all sorts of sizes, I have recently come across 30 and 45 gallon Jack Daniels casks, 50 gallon wine casks and I know there are even more sizes floating around.

Litres Cubic Feet Gallons
Pin 20.46 0.72 4.5

Firkin

40.91 1.44 9

Kilderkin

81.83 2.89 18

Barrel

163.29 5.78 36

Hogshead

245.49 8.67 54

Puncheon

327.32 11.56 72

Butt

490.98 17.34 108

Tun

981.96 34.68 216
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