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Old 12-08-2012, 03:19 AM   #11
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The key is to avoid using rinse agents. Ideally, you should wash them by hand. Frankly, though, I find that to be a pain in the tuckus, so I just stick them in the dishwasher. Use a mild detergent.
So what do you concider a "mild detergent"?


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Ivory is good. Dawn works well. As noted above, the real key is rinsing. Whatever you wash them with, rinse really well.


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You know what works great? Every once in a while, do a "saltwater scrub" on your glasses. Just moisten the glass, and sprinkle on some table salt. Scrub well, with your hand, and then rinse well with clear water. It makes such a huge difference, and gets the class "bar clean".
I'm going to try this sometime.

As far as washing my pint glasses, I just wash them whenever I do the rest of the dishes with dish soap. I guess my only thing is I always wash them first, while the water is still "clean".
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
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I get super lacing from my beers. Crazy lacing. Everything gets washed in the dishwasher with rinsing agent.

Two things that make a big difference (I know this for fact; I've done a lot of "scientific method" testing under the supervision of my wife). 1) water softener 2) commercial diswhwasher detergent.
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I try to never use soap or run my beer glasses thru the dishwasher. I wash them in the same manner as Yooper mentioned. If you want to test your method of cleaning and see if you have any head killing residue you can also use salt on a moistened glass and it will show you the surface condition.

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I try to never use soap or run my beer glasses thru the dishwasher. I wash them in the same manner as Yooper mentioned. If you want to test your method of cleaning and see if you have any head killing residue you can also use salt on a moistened glass and it will show you the surface condition.
Sorry, what do those pictures indicate?
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Sorry, what do those pictures indicate?
My apologies, I did not explain that at all. Take a wet glass, add a couple of teaspoon of table salt to the inside of the glass, tilt and then rotate. Make sure the salt comes in contact with the entire interior surface.

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Notice the even distribution on one and not the other. The uneven salt layer shows the scale or film on the glass that will kill head and in turn give you uneven or no lacing.
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Ivory is good. Dawn works well. As noted above, the real key is rinsing. Whatever you wash them with, rinse really well.
We have been using Cascade. Maybe that's not "mild" as my beer glass mugs are cloudy now.
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My apologies, I did not explain that at all. Take a wet glass, add a couple of teaspoon of table salt to the inside of the glass, tilt and then rotate. Make sure the salt comes in contact with the entire interior surface.

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Notice the even distribution on one and not the other. The uneven salt layer shows the scale or film on the glass that will kill head and in turn give you uneven or no lacing.
You are going to have to explain what is going on. If all surfaces are wet, then all surfaces should be equally likely to have salt deposited on them. Maybe you just ran out of salt when doing the uneven side.
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You are going to have to explain what is going on. If all surfaces are wet, then all surfaces should be equally likely to have salt deposited on them. Maybe you just ran out of salt when doing the uneven side.
Maybe the idea is that some parts of the glass won't be wet due some "problem". So then those areas won't hold salt. I'm suspect of the test myself, but I have seen others do it in the past.


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