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Why Modern Brewers are Embracing Centuries-Old Technology


From pineapple to cocoa to marshmallow fluff, modern brewers are getting creative with centuries-old vessels called firkins. They use the 11-gallon casks to seal in young beer for a conditioning process where the yeast produces natural carbonation without mechanical pasteurization or additional artificial carbon dioxide.

But what is a firkin? And why are producers embracing this brewing technology?