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Old 11-20-2009, 05:53 AM   #11
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I love that glass. Seen 'em at ACE and gotta have some. I think that Guiness with nitrogen/co2 mix is much easier to layer. Seem to beermember reading about this somewhere but my beermemory is not that good. Good luck
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:46 AM   #12
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Alright, I poured one, but it didn't come out like your snakebite. The porter is definitely a higher FG than the Pale and it should be on the bottom, but it still seems that it mixed a bit. It's quite late now and I think I'll only be able to have one tonight, but tomorrow I'll work on perfecting this.


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Old 11-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #13
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AFAIK the only black and tan that works is when the black has nitrogen. Ive tried with other "blacks" and its never worked.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #14
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Naw man. It works with co2, it all depends on the por and fg (like said before). I poured one last night and it looked like a black and tan after I let it sit for a minute.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #15
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Practice, practice, practice.
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Ok, that's it! After work tonight, I'm making a black and tan. I have oatmeal stout (FG 1.020) on one tap, and IIPA (FG 1.012) on another. I'll try to remember to take a picture.

I have one of those "turtles" that Bass sent out for free last year, and I've yet to master it.
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Yoop,

I am with you on the mastering thing. It's not near as easy to pour it from the taps as bartenders typically do. I'm pouring about 11 oz of porter in a pint glass and then poring about 5 oz of apa in a glass measuring cup. After that, I slowly pour the APA on top. I let it sit for around 3 minutes or so and it looks like the pics of a black and tan you typically see. I can't por it straight from my tap even though I'm now at 10 psi with 10 ft lines. I'ts just too rough of a por for this application.
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I am with you on the mastering thing. It's not near as easy to pour it from the taps as bartenders typically do. I'm pouring about 11 oz of porter in a pint glass and then poring about 5 oz of apa in a glass measuring cup. After that, I slowly pour the APA on top. I let it sit for around 3 minutes or so and it looks like the pics of a black and tan you typically see. I can't por it straight from my tap even though I'm now at 10 psi with 10 ft lines. I'ts just too rough of a por for this application.
I think using that "Brolly" will help disperse the IIPA though, so it should float. I have to be at a work meeting from 11:30 to 2:15 today, otherwise I'd try it right now!
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How much head are you getting on your bottom beer? I've never done a black and tan from a tap, but from bottles I've never been able to get it to work unless I do a vigorous pour on the first been and get a lot of head on it. The foam works kind of like a cushion and when you add in the spoon to slow down the pour for the top layer it gives you a nice solid line between the layers.


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