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Tapping - a landlord's forte

A perfect beer with a perfect head: that is what your guests want when they order an Eichbaum. To make them content, simply follow two rules and get rid of an old prejudice. Not even a pilsner needs seven minutes! It would only get warm and lose carbon dioxide.

Step 2

Let the half-filled glass rest for a minute to make the head settle.

Step 1

Put the rinsed glass beneath the tap at 45° and let the beer flow
down along its inner wall.

Step 4

After a break, the head receives its final touch by opening and closing the tap fast.

Step 3

Now tap again but do not let the tap touch the beer to avoid air drive out the carbon dioxide.

Please note!
Please follow these rules:

  • Never pre-tap!
  • Never mix the contents of two glasses!
  • Never use warm, dry glasses!
  • Never use foam skimmers. These are unhygienic!



How to pour wheat beer

Step 2

Hold the glass at 45° and pour slowly.

Step 1

Rinse the glass under cold water.

Step 4

Top up.

Step 3

Rinse out the yeast with a rest of beer.


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