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QUESTIONS ABOUT BARRELS

Frequently asked Questions about Barrels...

What are the different sizes & types of barrels?
 

What are the different sizes & types of barrels ?

Many people use the expression 'barrel' irrespective of the particular size or shape. In fact they all have their own individual names according to how big they are, and how much beer, wine or spirits they contain.

INDIVIDUAL NAME VOLUME approx HEIGHT approx TOP DIAM approx MIDDLE DIAM approx WEIGHT approx
BARREL 40 Gallon 2ft 6" 1ft 6" 2ft  40 kilos
HOGSHEAD 56 Gallon 3ft  2ft 2ft 6" 56 kilos
BUTT 112 gallon 4ft 3ft 3ft 6" 100 kilos
           
           
           
           

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