Do You Like Joe?

DNA's picture

If so then come out and enjoy a pint of Joe served the old time-e way...straight out of the firkin! Tapping will be @ 6:30 and the beer will be flowin' until the keg kicks (last time our keg kicked before 10 so come early!) I probably won't run over, but let me know if anyone is interested.j

Firkin O' Joe @ Standard Tap Wed, January 28, 6:30pm – Standard Tap

What is a firkin: It is an English unit of measurement equal to nine imperial gallons or a quarter of a barrel (40.91481 litres)

Cask ale is "a name for a draught (or bottled) beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide." Basically, it's a beer that is conditioned in its serving tank and hand-drawn through the use of a beer engine, gravity-drawn, or poured from a conditioned bottle.

Real ale is typically served straight from the maturation vessel, commonly referred to as a “cask” or “firkin.” A small addition of “priming sugar” is added to the ale prior to packaging to create a secondary fermentation within the vessels. This is where the terms "cask-conditioned" and "bottle-conditioned" come into play, wherein the living yeast will eat up the priming sugar to create natural carbonation. Residual complex sugars that are not eaten provide depth of character and aid with further maturation. Cask ale is served best at around 55 degrees, or what's called “cellar temperature,” which brings out the flavors and aromas.

Carbonation is very low. Once cask ale is tapped, it must be consumed within 2 to 3 days, depending on the weather and beer style. This is mainly due to the introduction of oxygen into the vessel, which begins the spoilage process immediately.

Larry99's picture

great. now it'll be kicked

great. now it'll be kicked before 9. ..."Thanks" DNA !!!

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

mmmmm gravity drawn cask

mmmmm gravity drawn cask conditioned Joe sounds even better!

rtsaidred's picture

and here I thought this was

and here I thought this was a thread about jmminarik.

jmminarik's picture

rtsaidred wrote:and here I

rtsaidred wrote:

and here I thought this was a thread about jmminarik.

While being gravity drawn is one of my traits, I've never been cask conditioned.

Nunzio's picture

rtsaidred wrote:and here I

rtsaidred wrote:

and here I thought this was a thread about jmminarik.

Me, too, and I couldn't wait to state my opinion. Oh well, it will have to wait.