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What Is The Deal With Ball In My Can Of Guiness?  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 30378 times:

Well I broke my rule about not buying beer in cans.

Had a hankering for some Stout so I bought a fourpack of Guiness in cans. Was to cheap to do the right thing and buy bottles, I know I am very bad.

Anyway those cans have a feature I have never seen before. In each can there is this plastic ball that rattles around.

Why is the ball there. Does it keep the stout from seperating or does it take up space so there is less beer in the can?

Any ideas?


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 30375 times:

It's so Guiness beer even in a can keeps its thick foam to it when you pour it.

I saw a thing on Discovery Canada about it. If it's about beer, it's news up here.

Kris
YYC



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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 30310 times:

It's a widget(sp?)
Regards
Shaun  Smile



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24814 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 30307 times:

EGFF is correct. Its a widget  Big grin
Quite a funny name aint it  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5910 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 30292 times:

Speaking of Guiness:

What is the correct technique for pouring Guiness into a glass? I know there's a way, where the foam is so thick that you can put a six-pence on top of it. Someone told me it takes an awful long time to do it correctly.


User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 30285 times:

L-188,

You bought a can of draught Guiness which is different to the bottled variety.

To get the head you need the widgit, see the link.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question446.htm

Good choice by the way.


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 30282 times:

L-188, Guinness bottles also come with widgets now. I should know; there's a 24-pack waiting in my kitchen for some personal attention  Smile

It'll be a 12-pack tomorrow...


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 30238 times:



If you buy a can of Boddington's Pub Ale it will also have the widget.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 30202 times:

Well that explains it thanks guys.

I think I will stick with the bottle stuff in the future.

It seems to me that this beer had a "metalic" taste to it. I don't know if it from from the Nitrogen or from the aluminum can but I remember draft and bottled guiness being smother.



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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 30181 times:

6pence? does that mean they make coins in denominations of 6?

Josh, an american used to 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 and 100 denominations (with the odd 2 here and there)


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 30169 times:



I don't believe there are 6 pence coins in circulation anymore. Ireland is on the Euro of course. I don't know if Ireland had a 6p coin, but if the UK was running things in Ireland when the six-pence rule was adopted they did have a 6p coin, but not now that I am aware of. I only saw 1p, 2p, 10p, 20p, & maybe 50p but I'm not too sure on that one.

Here is a 6p coin from 1956 that my dad gave to me:




It is a fairly lightweight coin a little less in diameter than a US nickel and thinner too.


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 30168 times:

BTW, L-188, I hope you were pouring your Guiness into a glass and not drinking it out of the can. I was taking that as a given. You have to pour the Guiness to get the tasty head. The only time I resorted to drinking it strait from the bottle was when I was driving my brother and myself over to my parents' church for Christmas Eve festivities last December.


mls515


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 30159 times:

I wasn't doing it out of the can.

Unfortunatly I didn't have a clean class so I used a plastic cup.

When I opened one this night I did notice the sound of the nitro comming out of that little plastic ball.

Weird.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13045 posts, RR: 78
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 30131 times:

An old urban myth about Guiness is that to give it the distinctive flavour, they dumped a dead sheep in the bottom of the vats in the brewery!
Enjoy!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 30122 times:

I honestly don't know if that is better then what the Mexicans do to get that unique taste in a bottle of Corona or worse.


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