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Old 03-19-2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

So I was reading BA's site on how to pour beer and it says to pour it at a 45 degree angle first and then at 1/2 point to turn it upright and pour the rest to get the foam. I noticed when I do this, i usually don't get as much foam. Now on some other sites, I've read that you pour upright first and then tilt 45 degrees. I prefer this method even though it's slower because more foam builds up for me and I have to let it settle before pouring more. Anyways, this got me to thinking how everyone else does it.

So...how do you pour your beer and why do you do it that way?

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
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I pour the first way, tilted and then upright. However often I may make my pour more vigorous on the upright part to achieve more head.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:04 PM   #3
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45 then more upright depending on the level of foam...decant off yeast unless a hefe style.

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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In a glass

No, I too tilt first, then upright. Sometimes I have to raise the bottle a bit to get the amount of agitation neccesary to get the head I want.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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In a glass

No, I too tilt first, then upright. Sometimes I have to raise the bottle a bit to get the amount of agitation neccesary to get the head I want.
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Very Gentle, then splash the heck out of the last few drops to form some foam.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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I poor it at about 90 degrees in a funnel and then bong the sh*t out of it. On a serious note, I tilt first and then poor. For me this is how I get the best head.

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Old 03-19-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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How about pouring some of the commercial Belgians...?

In my extremely-limited experience, I get way too much foam, even with a side pour...

Best way?

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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Upright, then tilt. I pour my homebrews very slowly to avoid agitating the yeast sediment in the bottle, and this is the best way to still get a decent head.

 
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:38 PM   #9
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I also use the 1st method. Pour on the side then tilt and pour into the center, this usually works well for me
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #10
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I tend to pour slowly at a 45 degree so I don't disturb the yeast down the edge of the glass and the last 1/3 down the center. But depending on style and amount of head I will change that to whatever works.
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