5 Gallon White Barrel with a Pin Valve Gas Injection Cap
A basic 5 gallon barrel with a Pin Valve Gas Injection cap.
2 in stock.
Ideal for storing up to 40 pints of home brewed beer, lager or cider, this barrel is fitted with a safety vent cap to allow the release of excess pressure created during secondary fermentation.
Under normal operation, drawing only a few pints a night, your properly conditioned brew should have enough CO2 to serve all of your beer. If, however, you draw lots of pints in quick succession, you may need to add additional CO2 to provide enough pressure to serve the remainder of the barrel. The barrel cap incorporates a pin type gas injection valve allows you to top up the pressure using "Sparklet" style gas bulbs or Sodastream cylinders. Neither of these systems is provided with the barrel, but both can be ordered from our Gas Injection section
The Hambleton Bard S30 type gas cylinder will work with the pin type pressure valves but it can be a little scary (and wasteful) as the pin causes the release valve on the S30 cylinder to open before the cylinder is fully screwed onto the pin valve casing. When this happens, you WILL lose quite a lot of gas and MAY get freezer burn as the valve and cylinder become very cold, very quickly.
The narrow neck makes cleaning slightly more difficult than a 4" neck would, but this is easily overcome with a long handled barrel brush.