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Old 12-24-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Do you put them in the dishwasher or just use hot water?I have 2 levels of beer glasses, some guinness pint glasses that i put in the dishwasher and some nice German and Belgian glasses that i use a drop of dawn and wash with very hotwater by hand and let drip dry..What do you guys do?
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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I (usually my wife) just put mine in the dishwasher. That being said detergents and rinsing agents are known head killers. Therefore my glasses always get a good cold water rinse and light scrubbing before pouring.

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Old 12-24-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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My dishwasher works so poorly that I try to handwash and air dry as many of my pint glasses at possible. I've found that I get a much better pour that way.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:59 PM   #4
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I just use water to rinse out right after drinking. No soap whatsoever.

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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I wash them with the rest of my dishes in the sink w/ dish soap then drip dry in a drying rack.

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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There's a product called DBK that's been talked about on beeradvocate. They even had a link to a video linked. I tried to find a source for it here in Florida, but have been unsuccessful.

That being said, I handwash in hot water with very little soap and rinse the 'ell out of 'em with hot water.

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Old 12-24-2007, 03:08 PM   #7
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I don't have a dishwasher so I just wash them the same as the rest of my dishes. I do rinse them much more than everything else however.
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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I hand wash all my glasses and rinse with hot water.

I re-rinse in cold water prior to pouring beer into them. I do not dry them off either. The soap residue transfers from the towel to the glass.

Dishwasher detergents leave a coating on the glass that is not head friendly, like Cascade with its spot removing and quick drying properties.

Funny how no one ever mentions that it does exactly the same thing as another product does whenever my car goes through the car you really want that on your glasses?
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
I hand wash all my glasses and rinse with hot water.
Same here...then drip dry upside down.

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Old 12-24-2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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I rinse my glassess immediately after use also and just toss them back into the freezer. My wife, on the other hand, loads them into the dishwasher with everything else.

Honestly, while I care about the potential head my beers have, in reality, it's only that first one I really care about.
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