Saturday

Keep it Clean

Keeping your glassware “beer clean” is a key to serving that “perfect” draught. To achieve this:
Maintain strict sanitary conditions in the glass washing area. Never wash glassware with utensils or dishes used to serve food. Food particles and/or residue can affect the quality of draught.
Use a detergent designed specifically for beer glass cleaning. It must be low-suds, odour-free and non-fat. Do not use regular liquid household dish washing detergents for glassware. They are fat-based and will leave a slight oily film on the glass. This causes beer to go flat quickly.
Place glassware upside down on a deeply corrugated drainboard to dry so that air can circulate freely inside the glasses. A flat counter top is also a potential source of contamination as it is often used for other tasks such as food preparation and serving. Never dry glassware with a towel. Towels are used frequently at the bar so it is hard to keep them clean and lint free.
We recommend that you use beer glassware only for beer. Dairy and other food products leave a residue which can affect the quality of the draught. Store glasses at counter height or lower. Cigarette smoke, cooking odours and grease odours tend to rise. If you have overhead glass racks, use them for liquor and cocktail glasses. These drinks are not affected the way draught beer is.
SHEETING TEST
A beer clean glass will shed water evenly in unbroken “sheets”. On a glass with invisible film, water will break up and form droplets on the surface of the glass.
SALT TEST
In a beer clean glass, salt sprinkled on the interior of a wet glass will adhere evenly. If not properly cleaned, salt will fall to the bottom or adhere in a random pattern. Salt will not stick wherever a greasy film is present.
HEAD RETENTION TEST
A beer clean glass will form a thick, tightly-knit, creamy head. The beer will be sparkling-clear and free of bubbles. A glass that is not properly cleaned will have loose, large bubbles (fish eyes) that will cause the head to disappear within ten to sixty seconds. Bubbles will visibly rise from the bottom of the glass and adhere to the sides.
LACING TEST
In a beer clean glass, foam will adhere to the inside, forming a parallel ring pattern (lacing) as each sip of beer is taken. In a glass that is not properly cleaned, foam (if there is any) will adhere to the glass in a loose, random pattern – or may not adhere at all.

Cheers

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice one thx for the tips