ECasks and Craft EKegs

ECasks and Craft EKegs

ECasks and Craft EKegs provide a unique rental cask and keg service for brewers providing a solution to their UK wholesale trade

Close Brothers Brewery Rentals

A unique 'fill and forget' service

ECasks and Craft EKegs provide a unique ‘fill and forget’ cask and keg service for brewers providing a solution to their UK wholesale trade requirements. 

We have a large fleet of containers available to support custom requirements – you brew and deliver to wholesalers, tell us where you have sent them  and we collect the containers.

Why ECasks and Craft EKegs?

  • Reduced risk – we take the risk of container loss in the wholesale trade
  • Flexibility – easily take advantage of wholesale opportunities without investing in containers which may only be used once
  • Known costs – accurate margin analysis (we remove unseen supply chain factors leading to increased costs)
  • Revenue expense – cost potentially written off against taxable profits
  • Capital benefits – invest your capital in opportunities which may return better margins than purchasing casks for irregular wholesale orders
  • Convenience – reduce your management time trying to manage container returns

EKeg and ECask Specification:

  • Stainless steel 9 gallon casks fitted with RFID tags
  • Stainless steel 30 litre kegs fitted with S-Type extractors and RFID tags

Owned cask cost per fill:

Activity Assumed three round trips p.a. Per fill
Cost of capital Number of ECasks/EKegs per layer: Units x 6 £1.68
Depreciation Number of layers per Euro pallet Layers x5 Layers x5 £2.05
Collecting Empties Weight per empty ECasks/EKegs container £1.75
Label & bung removal plus cleaning Approx. 3 mins @ £15 per hour with overheads £0.75
Effluent charge (beer/caustic) Approx. 10 litres @ 1ppl  £0.10
Time chasing returns, organising transport Approx. 1 hour per 50 casks @ £30 per hour including overheads £0.60
Recovery Agency costs Approx. 1 charge of £6 every 20 trips £0.30
Lost cask write off Approx 4% or 1 trip in 25 £2.88
  Total approximated cost per fill £10.11

Based on calculations from 2013

Office address:

Lintridge Farm
Bromsberrow Heath
Nr Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1PB

To find out how we can help, please contact us today.