I wonder what our ancestors did before spigots and pumps and plastic/silicone tubing?
How did they ever fill up those 20,000+ gallon barrels the old fashioned way?
World Record, by the way, for the largest beer vat in the world, goes to Meux Brewery, London, UK, in 1795. It was made with wood and enormous cast iron hoops and held 860,000 gallons of porter.
Bucket Brigade? Siphons?