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Posted: 3/13/2006 4:56:23 PM EDT
I recently bought a six pack of Guiness. I've bought some before but I found somthing new, I think. A piece of white plastic in each of thebottles. Is that normal or what?

Thanks

David
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:57:58 PM EDT
nitrogen charge
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:58:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 5:02:48 PM EDT by moto89]
Yes, normal. It is put in there to make the bottled guiness taste more like draught guiness. I believe it has something to do with carbonation, but I know that is why it's in there.


Edit: BRILLIANT!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 4:59:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
nitrogen charge



yup
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:00:23 PM EDT
Its the nitrogen 'widget'.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:01:07 PM EDT
It is called a widget.

Guinness widget
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:01:37 PM EDT
You have the bottles and it is called the rocket widget. It releases a little bit of nitrogen with each tip of the bottle. The bottles are meant to be drank straight from the bottle. While the can is meant to be poured directly into a glass after opening.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:01:58 PM EDT
That's called the "dongle"

They used to be round balls in the cans, they're sort of rocket shaped in the bottles. I only buy bottles now.

I just love that Draught head on the beer!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:10:18 PM EDT
Sweet!!!

Learned somthing new today!!! BRILLANT!!

David
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:11:01 PM EDT
WOW thats pretty tight....makes me wanna go buy some just to try it out...
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:11:16 PM EDT
Guiness


Too bitter.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:12:56 PM EDT
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:14:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By moto89:


Where about's in New Mexico?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:15:54 PM EDT
Now that I am thinking about it...I have a question....

When you drink it out of the bottle and down to the last drop the "widget" will not fit out of the mouth of the bottle....

So, how do they get it in the first place?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:16:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lost-Drive-In:

They used to be round balls in the cans



Still a round ball in the cans.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:18:06 PM EDT
Tiny leprechauns build it inside the bottle.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:19:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yossarian:
Now that I am thinking about it...I have a question....

When you drink it out of the bottle and down to the last drop the "widget" will not fit out of the mouth of the bottle....

So, how do they get it in the first place?



Magic

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:23:47 PM EDT
I remember when I first bought the bottles...my old fridge used to freeze things that would be kept in the very back. I pulled out a bottle and drank it and heard something rattling inside. I figured that the beer had frozen. So I let it sit for awhile but it still rattled...I broke the danm bottle to figure out what was in it. I should have just read the damn box..
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



Don't worry nobody's going to take away your Keystone Light man.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:27:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dolanp:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



Don't worry nobody's going to take away your Keystone Light man.



I drink bourbon and microbrews, like real men do.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:36:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



A common mistake is that Guinness is served too cold and tastes bad. It is meant to be served at a cool temp, like that of a cellar, not ice cold or warm.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:42:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
Guinness


Too bitter.



Pray tell, what do you consider a smooth beer? I've always considered Guinness a very smooth mild beer.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:45:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Henny:
I've always considered Guinness a very smooth mild beer.


Exactly.

I hate bitter beer and I absolutely LOVE Guinness.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Samstead:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



A common mistake is that Guinness is served too cold and tastes bad. It is meant to be served at a cool temp, like that of a cellar, not ice cold or warm.



Tell that to the people at St. James Gate in Dublin. It comes out of the tap there almost frozen.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 5:51:39 PM EDT
Here's what their site says:

Six Degrees of Preparation

GUINNESS® Draught is best served at 6°C (that’s 42.8°F), with the legendary two-part pour. First, tilt the glass to 45 degrees and carefully pour until three quarters full. Then place the glass on the bar counter and leave to settle. Once the surge has settled, fill the glass to the brim. It takes about 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. But don’t fret. It’s worth the wait.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:02:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dolanp:
Here's what their site says:

Six Degrees of Preparation

GUINNESS® Draught is best served at 6°C (that’s 42.8°F), with the legendary two-part pour. First, tilt the glass to 45 degrees and carefully pour until three quarters full. Then place the glass on the bar counter and leave to settle. Once the surge has settled, fill the glass to the brim. It takes about 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. But don’t fret. It’s worth the wait.


As long as it takes less than 2 minutes, it's okay with me.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:14:50 PM EDT
I learned to drink Guiness while stationed in Gitmo form the Jamaicans. I loved it and it became my beer of choice. I went to the UK on a float and met up with some RN types and we went to the "Sailors and Soldiers Club" in Portsmouth England. They cautioned me that what we Yanks call Beer they call Lager, and that most Yanks don't like British Beer.

"Barman," Sez I "I'll have a pint of Guiness please." The fellow who had cautioned me was the butt of the jokes of his mates.

Guiness, It's good for you! Now thats an ad campaign.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:09:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 7:09:57 PM EDT by Special-K]

Originally Posted By lippo:
Guiness


Too bitter.




Sissy.





-K
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:10:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SINCE_1829:
nitrogen charge



Nitrogen Charge BRILLIANT!.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



I've tasted Guinness but I've never tasted ass. I'll take your word for it.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:15:50 PM EDT
guiness is australian for "cold piss"
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 7:16:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 7:17:17 PM EDT by smokycity]

Originally Posted By lippo:
Guiness


Too bitter.



Well you can still enjoy the widget and the "casscade" effect with Boddington's
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:24:09 PM EDT
Useless info - the ball is actually the second generation of canned Guiness widgets - the original design was more of a hockey puck shape.

Now what's wrong with Keystone Light???

(and by the way, Sukebe, don't fret - I'm sure you'll get to touch a girl someday )
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:25:48 PM EDT
widget
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:28:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 8:31:59 PM EDT by MillerSHO]

Originally Posted By dolanp:
Here's what their site says:

Six Degrees of Preparation

GUINNESS® Draught is best served at 6°C (that’s 42.8°F), with the legendary two-part pour. First, tilt the glass to 45 degrees and carefully pour until three quarters full. Then place the glass on the bar counter and leave to settle. Once the surge has settled, fill the glass to the brim. It takes about 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. But don’t fret. It’s worth the wait.



That's out of a tap my friend.

The bottles at the store are ment to be drank straight from the bottle.

Try it, it's smoother out of the bottle then pouring into a glass.

The cans are ment to be poured into a glass.

I didn't like for the longest time but I must say I bought a 6 six of bottles recently and kept an open mind and I must say it's not too bad.

I think the nitro tapped beer is hard for some to get used to, it's almost flat.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:39:29 PM EDT
Guiness was the first beer I evere ordered after I turned 21. It was sooo good coming from the tap. Almost like a milkshake with the thick foam. The first time I tried it though was from the bottle and didn't necessarily like it. Preferred it in a pint glass. I will have to try the cans though if they are made for pouring. Oh and you know what Friday is right?

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:42:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Henny:

Originally Posted By lippo:
Guinness


Too bitter.



Pray tell, what do you consider a smooth beer? I've always considered Guinness a very smooth mild beer.



I agree. Smooooooth
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 8:43:16 PM EDT
I like it much better out of a can or on tap than out of the bottle.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:28:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 12:29:37 AM EDT by sgtstinger]
Picture of me enjoying a fresh pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar located directly above the St. James Gate Brewery(home of Guinness Extra Stout) in Dublin, Ireland.

The Gravity Bar is about seventy feet up in the air and offers a nearly 360* view of Dublin and the surrounding area.

Fresh Guinness right from the tap ROCKS!!!

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:36:27 AM EDT
Guiness tastes like ass because it was trickeled thru some ass crack, but slowly.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:47:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dober1:
Guiness tastes like ass because it was trickeled thru some ass crack, but slowly.



Well then I drink ass crack trickeled beer then. AND LOVE IT!

BRILLIANT!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:48:24 AM EDT
The key to a good beer is whether you can pour a packet of unflavored oatmeal into it and call it a well balanced breakfast.

Bitter, Guniess. Feckin' pansies. A beer is not meant to be seen through. A beer is not all fizzy. Zima is not a beer, lippo.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:39:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -RotorDemon-:

Originally Posted By dober1:
Guiness tastes like ass because it was trickeled thru some ass crack, but slowly.



Well then I drink ass crack trickeled beer then. AND LOVE IT!

BRILLIANT!!!!!



+1

Guess I love ass crack beer too!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:49:40 AM EDT
Guinness. The Bud Light of stouts!

Too much black patent, not enough mouthfeel. Try a Sam Smith's Oatmeal stout if you want a good beer. Oh, by the way, the reason guinness tastes a bit off is that they sour the mash before they lauter. Mmmmmmm....lactobaccillus....

I like beer with a little bit of hops in it. Double Bastard for me, thanks. Or Chimay Red--bottle conditioned beer is best.


GT

Beer Geek.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:00:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By Samstead:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
The widget still does not stop the Guinness from tasting like ass.



A common mistake is that Guinness is served too cold and tastes bad. It is meant to be served at a cool temp, like that of a cellar, not ice cold or warm.



Tell that to the people at St. James Gate in Dublin. It comes out of the tap there almost frozen.




My bottles, and I have a few, all say server EXTREMELY COLD.

Guiness is the shit man. One of the best beers made. So creamy, great taste.

Also goes good as a meal.

TXL
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:04:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
Guinness. The Bud Light of stouts!

Too much black patent, not enough mouthfeel. Try a Sam Smith's Oatmeal stout if you want a good beer. Oh, by the way, the reason guinness tastes a bit off is that they sour the mash before they lauter. Mmmmmmm....lactobaccillus....

I like beer with a little bit of hops in it. Double Bastard for me, thanks. Or Chimay Red--bottle conditioned beer is best.


GT

Beer Geek.




Yeah, most of those beers that have been made for centuries taste bad, those brewers no nothing!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:05:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
Guinness. The Bud Light of stouts!

Too much black patent, not enough mouthfeel. Try a Sam Smith's Oatmeal stout if you want a good beer. Oh, by the way, the reason guinness tastes a bit off is that they sour the mash before they lauter. Mmmmmmm....lactobaccillus....

I like beer with a little bit of hops in it. Double Bastard for me, thanks. Or Chimay Red--bottle conditioned beer is best.


GT

Beer Geek.




Yeah, most of those beers that have been made for centuries taste bad, those brewers noknow nothing!



You certainly "no" nothing
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:32:04 PM EDT
I lived briefly in Ireland. Temperature and quality of Guiness can vary a great deal. Many pubs store their kegs outdoors. This can work great if it is cold outdoors but if the temp varies a lot the beer can be warmer and get somewhat skunked. I found that busier places which went through a lot of beer had the best Guiness. And although I drank plenty of Guiness I found I liked Smithwicks better. When I was there Guiness went for around one pound twenty pence a pint. That was around $1.25.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By TxLewis:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
Guinness. The Bud Light of stouts!

Too much black patent, not enough mouthfeel. Try a Sam Smith's Oatmeal stout if you want a good beer. Oh, by the way, the reason guinness tastes a bit off is that they sour the mash before they lauter. Mmmmmmm....lactobaccillus....

I like beer with a little bit of hops in it. Double Bastard for me, thanks. Or Chimay Red--bottle conditioned beer is best.


GT

Beer Geek.




Yeah, most of those beers that have been made for centuries taste bad, those brewers noknow nothing!



You certainly "no" nothing



Not true, I know you are an anal retentive ass.

TXL
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:52:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By Yossarian:
Now that I am thinking about it...I have a question....

When you drink it out of the bottle and down to the last drop the "widget" will not fit out of the mouth of the bottle....

So, how do they get it in the first place?



Magic

www.bbc.co.uk/norfolk/kids/images/harry_potter/harry_and_wand_270.jpg




Harry Potter is gay.

It isn't magic either. The Rocket Widget (tm) has flexible "wings" which fold back to allow it to be inserted in the bottle. Once in the bottle, the widget wings spring back preventing it from falling out. A small hook on the end of a piece of wire can be used to extract the widget.

I do this since the bottles are suitable for home brew.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:54:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
The key to a good beer is whether you can pour a packet of unflavored oatmeal into it and call it a well balanced breakfast.

Bitter, Guniess. Feckin' pansies. A beer is not meant to be seen through. A beer is not all fizzy. Zima is not a beer, lippo.



Amen.
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