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chiller

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To me beer is far more than the megaswill the populace considers beer.

It is a crafted food. We spend hours refining a recipe, selecting ingredients and finally brewing this wonderful nectar so ----------

What type of glassware do you prefer for your homebrewed beer. Do you have a particular glass that serves all beers or are you like me a beer drinker that prefers particular glasses for particular beers.

Can you identify any reasons you like a particular glass and what it does to your drinking pleasure.

Steve
 

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chiller said:
To me beer is far more than the megaswill the populace considers beer.

It is a crafted food. We spend hours refining a recipe, selecting ingredients and finally brewing this wonderful nectar so ----------

What type of glassware do you prefer for your homebrewed beer. Do you have a particular glass that serves all beers or are you like me a beer drinker that prefers particular glasses for particular beers.

Can you identify any reasons you like a particular glass and what it does to your drinking pleasure.

Steve
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I have a few different glasses I use dependant on the brew. Particularly for Belgians I am picky on the glass. I can't rationalise it. Some brews are just seem right in a particular glass.
 

Vlad the Pale Aler

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I am a slave to the glass.

It must be suitable to the beer that I'm drinking and sparkling clean. When changing from one beer to another style you have to use another glass of course, which drives Mrs. Pale Aler up the wall.

The op shops are my favouite haunts, latest find was a bunch of tall weissen type glasses for $3 each.

Tulip pint glasses for English ales ( no Nonics for me, so sue me ), stems for Belgians,
its all part of the fun. In fact I feel like changing glasses right now.
 

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i would love to have a greater collection of specialist beer glass styles but i dont have much luck getting them back here when on holidays.
so my favourite glass came with me when i holidayed in england some years ago.a nonic.i treasured it until one day it committed suicide by throwing its self fully laden off a road side kerb.
i was shattered as was the glass.
my new found friend johnno from melbourne heard of my plight and kindly sent me a few replacement nonics.one also committed suicide on the journey here but one survived and this i treasure to this day.

cheers
big d
 

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My beer is always served in my glass. An aging SA pint glass (15oz), holds one stubbie perfectly with a decent head. It hasn't seen detergent in years. It gets lovingly rinsed at the end of a session. Laces perfectly every time.
And a tulipy stemmy type thing for more malty aromatics (Belgians, Wits, Weizens).
Everyone else gets a carefully washed glass of a set which is devoted to beer only.

Glass is very important.
Beer is very, very important.
 

Fingerlickin_B

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My favourite glass is a jam jar...the kind that you are supposed to use as a drinking glass once you have emptied it of jam.

I had an even better one (also a jam jar funnily enough), but it didn't like hot water :(

All my other glasses are pils-style middies...this may be why I prefer the jam jars...they are bigger :chug:

PZ.
 

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Cervoise - for many medium to high carbonated beers (frambose to APA) as the shape allows for a head and the stem allows less heat transfer from the hands.

Spaten half litre straight handle, good for lager and ale, the size is a good serve and the handle gives less heat tranfer from hands and is comfortable.

Nonic, great for all low/medium carbed ales, a good sized served with a shape that aids in handling when you've had a few.

half litre Weizen, allows you to get at the beer under the head due to tall narrow shape, as these glass are greater than 500ml but designed to hold a 500ml they are prefect for 1/2 litre German wheat beers.

Pilsner Urqell lidded half litre poty belly handles, they keep the blowies out (lids :) ), the shape allows you access the beer through a good head and the glass can be swung as you walk, which looks cool as you don't spill a drop or distrub the contents.

Chimay Goblets for most strong Belgiums for the full nose, access to beer under the head and it's generally that the bottle indicates the serving glass and who am I to argue?

Duvel goblet for strong highly carbonated beers that through a head, you can access the beer under the head, serve a good size and the stem allows for less heat transfer as these beers are not for scoffing.

At the moment I'm enjoying a English ales from straight sided middie handle (NSW standard) from The Caledonian Inn in Port Fairy Victoria, as it an ale glass with a handle that is good when your beer is served at 13C and the ambient heat.
That is not all the beer vessles I have but they are the main ones I use.

I have a very large Guiness poster with the phrase "Drink from the bottle, Brilliant". It will never be hung up in my house/castle.

Edit: beer glass are only for beer and nothing else, also beer glasses are cleaned seperately in bicarb then vingar then rinsed and drip dried. Swapped to the Spaten glass, it is one of the favourites.
 

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I mostly use my handled English pub-style pint glasses that I got from a garage sale and some half-pints in the same style from SWMBO's grandmother's house. I brew mainly ales, so these glasses get a workout. I also have a couple of lager glasses for pilsners and a single 500ml wiezen glass that my dear brother spotted in a car boot sale.

I like to think I'm some kind of connosoir for drinking from an appropriate glass but the truth of the matter is that I can't even spell the word.
 

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Glassware depends on the mood and the beer. I won't bore you with a comprehensive list, but the current favourite is a Timmerman's Gueuze glass I liberated from the Belgian Beer Cafe, scant hours after declaring I'd grown out of the habit.
 

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I got a box of Headmaster schooners (48 of em) and I use them for everything, they are a great glass.

Still, have the odd look around at vinnies for some of the stylish ones - but not a huge fan of drinking out of them.
 
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Like Vlad I got my best glasses from an couple of op shops. pint glass $1.00, set of 6 pils style for $5.00. Op shop in Hervey Bay, the wife dragged me in and I came out with more then her, a large ss pot and glasses. :blink:
 

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nonicman said:
A piccy of the favourites.
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A man with a genuine passion for beer.

I have most of those -- plus a Kwak glass. -- Totally impractical really but confused the life out of a wine drinker. :)
 

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Here's one of my favourites for weizens, picked a couple up in a German restaraunt in Yungaburra, FNQ, of all places.

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If i had to use one glass for the rest of my life, it would be my James Squire, straight sided pint glass. Top glass for all ales, and does a fair job with most beers.

I have quite a few glasses, my other favourites are my erdinger 500ml weizen, schoefferhoffer weizen, and a couple of 500 ml Tall narrow handled steins brought back from germany.

Oh, and my ceramic 500ml stein, also brought back from germany. I didn't expect to use it at all but it's nice for stouts etc. Will make beers go flat fast tho

My glasses all get washed in the dishwasher, without detergent - but me and Mrs Boots have a constant war about milk, and cordial being served in my beer glasses !!! :angry:
 

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i love a good mug style beer glass with a handle like the viking style and uxe me cervoise glass for me belgians but i need some proper belgian glasses
 

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Boots said:
If i had to use one glass for the rest of my life, it would be my James Squire, straight sided pint glass. Top glass for all ales, and does a fair job with most beers.

I have quite a few glasses, my other favourites are my erdinger 500ml weizen, schoefferhoffer weizen, and a couple of 500 ml Tall narrow handled steins brought back from germany.

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I'll second just about everything you said. The straight side "american" style pint glasses are quite versatile. My erdinger glass is one of my favorites, but I'll usually reach for the aventinus over it for wheats.

I have tried to build up a collection of glasses that can handle any style with proper glassware. So far I have managed to get:

1 chimay, 1 orval, 1 erdinger, 1 aventinus, 1 pilsner urquell, 1 carlsberg (wine glass shaped), trumer pils (really neat slim, tall pilsner glass), guinness curved pint glass, a pair of duvel glasses and a grand ridge dimpled mug. I"m a sucker for the "free glass" promotions at the bottle shops.
 

Wortgames

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It depends on how special the beer is and who the company is!

If I'm entertaining beer appreciators and opening bottles I'll get out the good glassware (eg the 'souvenir' branded ones).

General purpose glasses for guests are usually 'schooner' type.

Most of the time when I'm by myself, with old mates or BBQing etc I prefer a glass stein with a lid.

Keeps the aroma in and the flies out, and seems to work with any style of beer.


Love the lid!
 

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pfffft g'me a break. :lol: glass shmarse. just drink it and stop poncin about. anyone would think they stumbled onto a wine drinkers forum??? ;)
 
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