The new plastic 9 gallon casks seemed too good to be true when I first came across them. They appeared to have everything that was on my own list for producing them myself! Having now used one, here are my thoughts. The one piece moulding seems very good. It cleans very easily. It is easy to handle. The screw in shive works well, a few spare sealing rings for tight-pocketed blokes like me who want to re-use them in our own pub might be a good idea. I have not measured the capacity, but an expected capacity certificate (or something like that) would be useful in keeping customs and trading standards inspectors happy. I have now painted the end of the cask. I used a special high adhesion primer and matching industrial paint, and it appears to be very succesful. Good finish and seems to have taken well (seems better than normal gloss on a stainless). Only time will tell. Once I have finished my other ongoing projects, I will definitely be in touch again to order some. I wish these casks had been available just before I bought some reconditioned stainless casks!
Dixie Dean at Darktribe Brewery