Firkin Week For The Firkin Freak At Texas Ale Project

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Firkin Week For The Firkin Freak At Texas Ale Project
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Firkin Week For The Firkin Freak At Texas Ale Project says
Join us for our first Firkin weekend! We'll be hosting Firkin weeks the last Thursday-Saturday of every month. More info coming soon!

What is a firkin you ask?
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. Firkins can be wooden or metal. The most curious thing about them is the manner in which they are tapped. In order to keep air out, the keg is laid on its side and the spout is driven in horizontally. It can get a bit messy if not done correctly.

A breathing tube is inserted in the bung which is now on top to enhance the flow of beer using only gravity. CO2 is not used to carbonate or push the beer out. Thus you get a naturally fermented and carbonated beer in a small batch. Many think beer tastes much better this way.
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By: Texas Ale Project