I figured this would be sorta related since a) casks and kegs are similar in that they hold a large (bigger than a few servings) amount of beer and b) some people use corny kegs as casks.
I bottled a batch today and was thinking about how nice it would be to have a draft system. But, I really like the character that beer conditioned with yeast tends to develop. Not to mention I like to keep things as “organic/traditional” (read, I don’t want to spend money on equipment and refills of CO2) as possible.
Then my mind wandered to cask conditioning. But I’m the only one in the house that drinks beer and getting a 4.5 gallon pin and filling that would be silly because there’s no way I would drink that much beer before it went bad in a cask.
Has anyone experimented with making some kind of small scale (1 gallon or less) cask from soda bottles or something? Seems like it would be cool to have cask ale on hand all the time without it going bad.