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Old 07-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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1) U2 playing in background? Really?
2) It looks like this is the easy fix to the problem that most undereducated bartenders have in not knowing how to properly pour a pint of black.

Skip to 1:15, by the way.


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Old 07-21-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I had not seen the video yet, but I listened to my wife attempt to explain this thing to me a few months ao. She was at a conference in Denver and had a guinness served to her like this at the bar in her hotel.

Unfortunately, the undereducated bartender didn't understand how the thing worked and told my wife that it was sending an electrical shock through the beer to make the bubbles.


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Old 07-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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This is disappointing. Just pour the freakin' thing. If you know how to pour it will turn out perfectly. This just makes it easier for idiots to become "beer masters."
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #4
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When I go out to bars when I am back in rural Ohio visiting my family, sometimes the only thing they have that isn't BMC is Guinness, and the folks pouring are by NO MEANS expert bartenders. They just pull levers and collect money.

I would rather have that person use this crutch than attempt (and fail) to pour me a pint the old fashioned way.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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Personally I think this is a great idea. Guinness poured from a can is extremely difficult to do well. The action just isn't vigorous enough produce a proper pint.

I haven't tried it, but if it can turn those nasty draught cans into a real Guinness then hats off to them.
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I would not go as far as disappointing but it seems odd.

SA had the flavor releasing spots on the bottom of their glasses and now Guinness seems to have come up with a more controlled, violent version of the same thing.

All these things really do is make beer flat/flatter faster, sure it "makes a nice head" or "releases aroma" at the expense of the bubbles.

The real question is:

What happens if you were to drop a 50/50 shot glass of Jamo and Baileys into the glass then "surge" it?

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These have been around for a number of years now. Guinness used to sell a home version, but I think they discontinued it.
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Etched glass wear has been around forever. It provide nucleation points for CO2 to come out of solution. It does provide a better aroma and a more persistent head. All around a good trick.

Guinness is almost completely flat. The problem with canned Guinness is that the NO2 never gets out of solution well enough and the drink tastes crappy and the creaminess is destroyed along with that beautiful creamy head.

I had seen the home one, but never used that either. I wonder if that would be a good eBay pick up...
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Personally I think this is a great idea. Guinness poured from a can is extremely difficult to do well. The action just isn't vigorous enough produce a proper pint.

I haven't tried it, but if it can turn those nasty draught cans into a real Guinness then hats off to them.
There is a special surger can, not your typical draught can.
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Hmmm..... that is weird. So this is for a bar that wants to serve Guinness but not much of it. I guess. Pretty small market I would think but whatever.


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