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KILDERKIN. A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The beer is pumped into the casks (some goes off to bottles and cans) which include firkins (nine gallons) and kilderkins (18 gallons).
Bearing in mind that a firkin (18 gallons) weighs 51kgs and a kilderkin is 102kgs, strength is very important.