How We Keep Our Beer Casks Going

03 June 2021

How Our Casks Last So Long

Our casks go through alot during their day-to-day use. Battered and bruised, just like us, they sometimes break and need a bit of tlc. We might go to a doctor or physio, but who's looking after our injured barrels? - DHM Brewery Services, that's who.

Frank and Jason have been working with casks since 1973 and 1996 respectively, having previously been fixing and manufacturing them in Burton-on Trent with Alumasc Grundy until the plant closed in 2003. They scaled down their work to fit inside a van and travel around the country to brewers with barrels in need of repair. It really is an essential service for us, if we can't fill barrels, we can't deliver our beer and pubs can't serve it.

The barrels are first tested, filled with compressed air and sprayed with a solution which will create bubbles if a leak exists, any issues are then fixed with a weld. Dents are hammered smooth(ish) and name plates are replaced if missing and they return to service. It requires skill and attention to detail.

We collect our leakers together and when we've got a good few pallets worth, we call in DHM.

Cheers guys!

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