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Store collection

Store collection

We are now offering a store collection service, simply place your order online (minimum £5) and select store collection at the checkout. We will then pick your items and keep them for you, until you are ready to collect.

5 Gallon Pressure Barrel with 8g Pin Valve

5 gallon barrel
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Price: £32.99


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This pressure barrel will store 5 gallons (23 litres) of your home brew beer or cider. It comes complete with a serving tap and the lid is fitted with a brass valve with steel pin, to accept 8g CO2 cartridges, to keep your barrel pressurised and your beer fresh. If you don't already have one, you will need a CO2 cartridge holder. The lid also includes a pressure release valve, to safely vent excess pressure.

While barrels are great for storing beer or still cider, they are not really suited to lager / fizzy cider. Lager and cider is usually highly carbonated, and a barrel is not designed to take the pressure of a high carbonation, so will vent much of the CO2, resulting in a flat-tasting drink.  We recommend bottling lager and cider, instead.