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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 Vent or Cap

5 gallon barrel economy
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Price: £26.95


More info

This pressure barrel will store 5 gallons (23 litres) of your home brew beer or cider. It is fitted with a tap and a vent cap, which will release excess pressure. If you wish to pressurise the barrel once the initial carbonation pressure has subsided, then you will need to purchase either a pin valve or S30 valve version.

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