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Four Barrels? by Yampimon

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When is a barrel not a barrel? There are 7 sizes of kegs (an alternative name) and only one of them is referred to as an actual barrel!
Each has it’s own name and holds different amounts of beer, ale or wine. The individual names for kegs are believed to have designated back in around 1454.

Name (UK Gallons)
Pin or Polypin (4.5)
Firkin (9)
Kilderkin (18)
Barrel (36)
Hogshead (54)
Butt (108)
Tun (216)

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent textures!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, I think old stuff is much more visually interesting than new stuff

    – Yampimon

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012almost 2 years ago

    interesting write up Yampi. Nice photo.
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks Colleen, I found out about the different names when I was doing a bit of research to find a good name for the picture, it’s surprising how many names I had heard of but not worked out the significance of.

    – Yampimon

  • Themis
    Themisover 1 year ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the 4 = Four challenge, and will be featured on the Photography Challenge Group overview page

    Please don’t forget to enter this image in our November Avatar Challenge

  • Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

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