Commando® Cask Force series > High Pressure Cleaning Machines

the COMMANDO® CASK FORCE Series has revolutionised the Cask Cleaning Process. It consistently cleans up to 50 casks an hour to a very high standard, giving you the peace of mind knowing that once a cask has been through the cleaning cycle it is clean. It saves time and money and is simple to install and operate.

CASK FORCE Series Range Highlights:

  • Simple to operate
  • Control Panel with Status LED’s
  • Powerful Initial Rinse
  • Hot caustic wash
  • Thorough final rinse with steam sterilisation as an option
  • Washes 18,s, 9,s and pins
  • Electric or Steam Heated
  • Robust Cask guide to prevent head damage
  • Stainless Steel base frame and tilting bed
  • Three Stainless Steel precision spray heads
  • Water heater and dry run protector
  • Two holding tanks with level control
  • Digital temperature controller
  • Intergrated Control panel
  • Tray filters on both tanks
  • Stainless Steel Pump
  • Two actuated valves
  • Pump intake filters
  • Pneumatic Control Gear

CASK FORCE Series Specifications:   CASK FORCE Series (in use):



Power consumption (electric heated)

3 phase / 9kw

Power consumption (steam heated)

3 phase / 800w

Steam supply (steam heated units)

Max 110 deg c / 6.5 bar

Compressed air supply

8 bar max

Water supply

2 bar max / 90lt min

Water consumption

Approx. 15L per cask

Pump pressure

3.5 bar max



Case Study:

Humpty Dumpty Brewery
Church Road, Reedham Norfolk NR13 3TZ
Date: March 2010

The Humpty Dumpty Brewery was opened in Reedham, Norfolk in 1998. The brewery started in outbuildings at the Railway Tavern (now sadly defunct), moved to its present site in 2001.

Humpty Dumpty Ales can be found in a wide range of pubs across East Anglia and they also have a shop at the brewery. The brewery won a Bronze Medal in 2009 at the Great British Beer Festival with Little Sharpie and have recently won Champion Beer of Norfolk 2010 with Broadland Sunrise.

As the brewery has developed and increased it’s yield they needed to have a more efficient way of cleaning the casks. After talking to a number of companies they decided on the Commando Cask Force due to it’s unique design. Craig the head brewer and one of the partners was cleaning the casks by hand using just a pressure washers and chemicals. This process was very time consuming with 40 barrels taking upwards of 9 hours!!!

The cask washer can complete the task in around 2 hours saving over 450% in time and labour and the quality of the end result is first class. Contamination of casks was always a problem but this has now been eradicated. Craig decided to invest in the Commando cask washer and was glad he did as the labour saving alone has recouped it costs within the first year.