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Old 11-20-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Default Help! I can't pour a Black and Tan!

Alright, I've got a pale ale and a porter on tap, but I can't quite seem to pour a black and tan without them mixing.

I have my psi set to 12 and they pour perfect by themselves, but I think it pours too fast even with my ten foot lines.

Do yall think I need to pour into seperate glasses and then into one?


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Old 11-20-2009, 04:19 AM   #2
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Alright, I've got a pale ale and a porter on tap, but I can't quite seem to pour a black and tan without them mixing.

I have my psi set to 12 and they pour perfect by themselves, but I think it pours too fast even with my ten foot lines.

Do yall think I need to pour into seperate glasses and then into one?
Are you using a spoon?

You need to pour the beer with the highest relative density first. Guinness has a lower relative density than Bass. A lot of porters have a higher relative density than a lot of pale ales.


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Old 11-20-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Do you have an FG for both? What were they?
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:25 AM   #4
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Do you have an FG for both? What were they?
OH, I didn't know that.

The porter is Ed's Robust and the the Pale Ale is Ed's Haus

HAHA, I like Ed's beers!

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Pale 1.045
Porter 1.070

FG

Pale 1.011
Porter I'm not too sure I fermented with nottingham, so I imagine it's around 1.016? I was just too lazy to take a reading.

I guess I need to pour the porter first.

Makes sense
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FG is final gravity. Either those are starting gravities or you make the biggest beers ever.

And use a spoon.
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FG is final gravity. Either those are starting gravities or you make the biggest beers ever.

And use a spoon.
Yeah, I edited my post after you read it probably. I wasn't really thinking.

I also do use a spoon. Its just a teaspoon bent backwards.

Have you ever poured these directly from your taps? it's hard to do. Do yall pour each into separate glasses and then slowly pour into one?
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Indeed - lowest FG on top. Here's a "snakebite" with apfelwein and Guinness:

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Did you pour it straight from the tap? How did you do the pour? What's your psi when pouring?

I have 12 psi and 10 ft lines. It doesn't come out extremely fast, but too fast for this application I think. Should I transfer from one glass to another?
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I poured the Guinness from a bottle (Foreign Extra), and the apfelwein was from a 10 psi tap with a 9 foot line. Try pouring the second beer from a pitcher and see if that helps.
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