How to clean a cask.
Here was my day today.
1 dirty firkin
Pop out the keystone
Pop out the shive
Hit the screwdriver with a mallet
In case you missed it, here’s a short video of it.
clean up the important areas
Scrape off the labels from the previous beer
The drain/rinse tub
draining and rinsing
Clean up the outside of the firkin
The heated tub with caustic in it
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
Inspect for correct cleaning
Shive gets tapped in lightly
Keystone gets hammered in all the way
Cask on skid upside down indicating that it is clean but not sanitized