How To Pour Beer

by Hari Won


How To Pour Beer

How To Pour Beer
How To Pour Beer

Step 1: Choose the right glass [1].

Any time you choose a beer, it's essential to think about the best vessel in which to serve it. For beers with a full, thick head (and also for those without), a tulip-shaped glass works finest because of its design and structure. The wide base assists maintain stability when emptying, making up for the specific weight and density of head. In addition to it being rather stable, the shape drains out beer in an optimum way, helping you get the full flavor along with a thick head every single time!

Moving on to Step 2 (the most essential step), below's how you carry this off:

Step 2: Pour the Beer

Holding the glass with a single hand, tilt it at an angle of about 45 degrees. In addition to having better stability, this also helps retain carbonation within the beer [2]. With your other hand, take the tap and begin filling up the beer till it's ⅓ of the way complete.

Tilt the glass upright and make use of another hand to maintain it stable. Then, without tilting the glass any greater than 45 levels again, continue emptying till you get about ¼ of an inch in headroom left. Having this much headspace gives excellent air conditioning and carbonation management [3].

Hold up until you have a thin layer of froth on top before moving onto Step 3.

Step 3: Topping it off

From here on out, getting a fantastic pour (and a full beer) is just a little bit more difficult than holding everything steady while emptying out the canister. To fill those last ⅛ inches or so, tilt your glass upward at a 70 degree angle and carefully pour while holding the tap in a 45 degree position. At ⅛ of an inch headspace, beer is more likely to overflow with this approach [4], so be certain you keep those angles correct!

After finishing your last put, it's time to serve your excellent brew with a big 'ol frothy head!

Step 4 (Optional): Airing out your beer

As previously mentioned, beers with large, thick heads are best when poured slowly but steadily through the tulip-shaped glass. With that said, there's another layer here: making use of oxygen enhances the enjoyment of every single sip on its own merit. If you want awesome bubbles in your beer, the perfect way to do so is to let it sit for a little bit. For best results, let that new layer of froth rest for about three minutes off the tap [5]. If you like your beers with lots of bubbles, this step will go above and beyond to make certain you get them just right!

Step 5: Enjoying your Beer

Once you're done pouring, sit back and enjoy a moment (or several) talking with friends or enjoying an appetizer along with your favorite brew. While it won't taste any different than when it was first poured, taking those extra few minutes will result in a delightfully fresh and tasty drink. Plus, if you find yourself having leftovers later, you'll be glad that you made sure to give them time to breathe!

Step 6 (Optional): Cleanup

No matter how careful you are, there's a nearly 100% chance at some point or another your glass will get a little messy. When the time comes, it's simple: simply take out the faucet and rinse it clean with warm water [6]. Wiping down the exterior of the tap can also help remove stubborn stickiness and keep things looking better longer. Now that we've covered every step of this neat little process, here's one final bit for your enjoyment: if done correctly, your beer should have a ⅛ inch head in addition to its full ⅜ inch body. And with that, we'll say cheers to a good putting!

References:

1.) http://beernerdz.com/articles/how-to-pour-a-perfect-glass-of-beer 2.) http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119178451/abstract 3.) http://beernovice.ca/technical_info_barfordiagrams 4.) http://waterburycraig.tripod.com/id42.html 5.) http://seekingbrewtopia.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html 6.) What is the difference between keg beer and draft beer? http://www.ask.com/answers/41781522/what-is-the-difference-between-keg-beer-and-draft

__________ By "Kelsey" with edits by Steve, creator of this blog (not exactly Sam Adams in a Mickey Mouse shirt!).

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Tks for sharing this post of yours ! i loved it… __________ By "Kelsey" with edits by Steve, creator of this blog (not exactly Sam Adams in a Mickey Mouse shirt!).

Http://wordstoliveby.net/holdup-on-the-greatest-pull-of-all/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordstoliveby+%28Word+to+Live+By!%29 : The greatest pull of all - When you're in the midst of drinking a great beer, there's always one point when it happens: that moment between the first sip and your final swallow; that split second of blissful pause where the world stands still. It's the moment when time slows to a crawl and you can feel every single nuance of flavor on your tongue as though they were magnified tenfold. And this is what I call "the greatest pull of all."

Http://www.jimmybreslin.com/bartender-please-foam-up/ : The bartender in the beer garden of a Munich beer hall had a tall pitcher with something like 8 beers on tap. A tourist put his mug under the spigot and ordered, "A glass of your finest."

The bartender said, "What kind?"

"Golden," he answered.

The bartender drew one glass and let it go flat while he drew another glass, fuller this time so that it foamed up at the top when he pulled it. When they came together to meet that froth, he held them both up and said proudly, "This is our finest!"... #philosophy #lifequotes via @wilpfink

Http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201111/exercise-mindfulness : One way to cultivate greater mindfulness is through meditation, as in sitting quietly and trying to focus on one thing for a period of time. This may sound easy, but it's not always so simple. I have learned that I am often the cause of my own distraction because part of me does want to sit still and be quiet-but another part works very hard to keep me from doing so...

I find this effort necessary because there are hundreds of things I need or could be doing instead, and my instinct is to do any of them rather than what is asked of me. Thus, meditation requires a lot of discipline on my part. And this is where mindfulness comes in-not necessarily the discipline or even the sitting still, but rather recognizing when I'm avoiding being mindful and then doing something about it. Mindfulness reminds me that there are other ways to experience moments than getting caught up in distractions... #psychology #meditation via @wilpfink

Http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stop-walking-eggshells/201111/exercise-mindfulness : One way to cultivate greater mindfulness is through meditation, as in sitting quietly and trying to focus on one thing for a period of time. This may sound easy, but it's not always so simple. I have learned that I am often the cause of my own distraction because part of me does want to sit still and be quiet-but another part works very hard to keep me from doing so...

I find this effort necessary because there are hundreds of things I need or could be doing instead, and my instinct is to do any of them rather than what is asked of me. Thus, meditation requires a lot of discipline on my part. And this is where mindfulness comes in-not necessarily the discipline or even the sitting still, but rather recognizing when I'm avoiding being mindful and then doing something about it. Mindfulness reminds me that there are other ways to experience moments than getting caught up in distractions.

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About Hari Won

Hari has been a close friend with Josh since kindergarten. Her place is right around the corner from Josh’s.
She claims they are only friends. Hari also loves to drink. By accident, she tried her first taste of beer in middle school; felt in love with them since then.
Life has been up and down lately for Hari. She and/or other friends often meet up with Josh for a few packs. They may drink through the night, while taking turn to tell their life stories.
Hari received her BS degree in biochemistry from University of Phoenix. She hoped to become a great brewmaster someday...

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