How to clean a cask.

Here was my day today.

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1 dirty firkin

1 dirty firkin

pop out the keystone

Pop out the keystone

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Pop out the shive

Pop out the shive

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Hit the screwdriver with a mallet

Hit the screwdriver with a mallet

success

success

In case you missed it, here’s a short video of it.

 

clean up the important areas

clean up the important areas

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Scrape off the labels from the previous beer

Scrape off the labels from the previous beer

The drain/rinse tub

The drain/rinse tub

draining and rinsing

draining and rinsing

Clean up the outside of the firkin

Clean up the outside of the firkin

The heated tub with caustic in it

The heated tub with caustic in it

Firkin sitting on the caustic tub, sorry for the photo not being right on the cask

Firkin sitting on the caustic tub, sorry for the photo not being right on the cask

After a bit on the caustic tub, over to the rinse tub

After a bit on the caustic tub, over to the rinse tub

Inspect for correct cleaning

Inspect for correct cleaning

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Shive gets tapped in lightly

Shive gets tapped in lightly

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Keystone gets hammered in all the way

Keystone gets hammered in all the way

Cask on skid upside down indicating that it is clean but not sanitized

Cask on skid upside down indicating that it is clean but not sanitized

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