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Old 03-30-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Home brewing is better

Look at these two photos.

The first is a commercial brew I bought as I needed bottes. Little did I know that they were "screw ons". And the brew wasn't that good either. It's
Speight's Gold Metal Ale from the land down under.

The second also from Oz, but home brewed Cooper's Sparkling Ale.

The head tells the story.

speightsgoldmetalale.jpg   cooperssparklingale3-29-11.jpg  
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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A little too much head there mate.

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Big head isn't always a good thing... I'd rather have a GOOD head than something that's too thick, taking up too much of the space in the glass for my home brew... Of course, you can tweak almost any recipe to get lots of head initially, it's more difficult to get it to hang around for the time it takes you to drink it...

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #4
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There was plenty of room in the glass/mug for the beer and head. The head lasted to some extent all the way to the end. There was even traces of it along the walls of the glass until the end. I think that was "good" head.

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Coulda been the pour. Pour easily and slowly into the glass tipped at a 90 degree angle, and use your pour mojo to alter accordingly to get the best head. (that sounds wrong).

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Coulda been the pour. Pour easily and slowly into the glass tipped at a 90 degree angle, and use your pour mojo to alter accordingly to get the best head. (that sounds wrong).
Poured them both just about the same. First glass straight up, then tilted about 45 degrees.

90 degrees would be horizontal and it would pour right onto the floor/counter.
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Poured them both just about the same. First glass straight up, then tilted about 45 degrees.

90 degrees would be horizontal and it would pour right onto the floor/counter.
lol. yeah i start horizontal (with tap or bottle inside the glass) and gradually lower the glass and accommodate as i see the foam appear. I do use cobra taps right now and put it pretty much against the glass at 90 degree when starting, moving the glass down. Always full pressure.

Works for me, and i've had ****ty probs with carbing in the beginning with too much foam. Have it perfected now with Cobra taps but just installed a collar on my converted freezer which will change things when I get taps installed.
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Speight's Gold Metal Ale from the land down under.

The second also from Oz...
Not to be picky but Speights is from New Zealand not Australia, and it's gold medal ale. One thing to realise is that this, along with the likes of Lion Red & Tui East Indian Pale Ale (do not confuse this with an IPA ), are our mainstream beers. This is what we drink instead of BMC.
But I agree homebrew is much better than even this commercial beer
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Please tell me that's not a frosted mug.

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Sure looks like a frosted mug to me.... Maybe the beer was too strong for him?

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