Beer Firkin - (Domestic)

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Beer Firkin - (Domestic) A Firkin is an old English unit of volume. The name is derived from the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn, which means fourth, a quarter of a full-size barrel.For beer and ale a firkin is equal to nine imperial gallons, seventy-two pints, or a quarter of a barrel (40.91481 liters). Casks in this size (themselves called firkins) are the most common container for cask ale. A firkin is equal to half a kilderkin.

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