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Thread: Weizen beer glasses

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    Weizen beer glasses

    Weizenbier season has nearly come to the midwest. Last year, we bought a bunch of the fancy weizenbier glasses like these:

    http://www.csulb.edu/~parayner/edelglass

    We had massive breakage due them being fairly fragile plus we wash them by hand on the rotating brushes. Also, it was hard to get the bottom of the glass clean on the rotating brushes.

    This year, I'd like to do better, at least on the breakage issue. Is there a type of this glass less breakable? Any recommendations for choice of glass manufacturer? Tips on how to not break them?

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    They are all tough to clean, particularly when the schmew is left on the bottom for any duration.
    We used to buy a 23oz-er from cardinal that was tempered that you could drive nails with. It did not have the fancy fluting though.

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    Source for tempered wheat beer glasses?

    OK, I'm going to order a small quantity of tempered wheat glasses and see how we do. Does anyone have a source for them? I'm going to get a quote from cardinal and would like to call at least one other place before ordering.

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    go for the weizen

    IMO a Weizen should be drunk from a Weizen glass! Good on you for getting some. I wish I could convince people around here to get them.

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    Rastal

    Rastal works with Christlan here in the States. Contact Dennis Orr at

    www.chrislanceramics.com

    Glasses are coming from Germany, so the EURO/$ farce will probably not help as far as comparative pricing is concerned.

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    weizen glass

    Hi,

    We had the same problem with tapered weizen glasses. We got rastal, a german company, to make ours. We have this design with our own logo. Generally find that these break less than the tapered ones, plus cleaning the bottom of it is easier.

    http://www.ms-visucom.de/cgi-bin/r30...eige_zoom.html

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    sizing

    The standard Weissbier glass fits 0.5L (with a generous head of foam). Are the custom glasses you had made, the same size or do they have "pint Weissbier glasses"?

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    Weizen glasses

    We have a surplus of Rastal weizen glasses that we can sell to you at cost. We bought them last year before the dollar tanked. If interested, I can get you more details and a pic.

    Paul Siperke
    psiperke@alltel.net

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    We had both made...first was 0.5L glasses but then HMRC in the UK didn't like beer in 0.5L and 1l glasses, so we got them branded with a pint mark line on it - same size glass though!

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    Spullboy

    checkout the Spullboy post it is more gentle on the glasses versus the electric brushes.

    you can checkout the video on our site at http://www.nationalchemicals.com click on the retail link and the video is right there.

    The device is actually made in Germany and a good amount of the Brewhauses use the device, I would recommend maybe taking a look into it.

    Benefits
    - Runs on water pressure
    - No electricity needed
    - Saves on water usage
    - Gentle on glassware

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    No sanitizer?

    Looks from the video like the spulboy skips the final rinse sanitizer. Doesn't that outlaw it in the US?

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    Spullboy Sanitizer

    you still need to have a sanitize sink. It basically rules out the need for the other 2 sinks.

    It strictly is your Wash and Rinse put into 1 easy to use device.

    It is being used right now at a local establishment.

    it is NFS certified to do the washing and rinsing.

    This is a German Product that has been used for years in the brewhaus and pubs over in Germany.

    You still need a sanitize sink.

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    Pita

    Quote Originally Posted by beerclean
    You still need a sanitize sink.
    which makes it just about worthless. Might as well just use a 3 sink with the correct chemicals...or a heat sani dish machine. We have a dedicated machine for beer glasses
    Larry Horwitz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Horwitz
    which makes it just about worthless. Might as well just use a 3 sink with the correct chemicals...or a heat sani dish machine. We have a dedicated machine for beer glasses
    I've taken ours to Brew Fests' that I know don't supply rinse stations. I take a keg or two of water to operate the unit. Best use I've found for the Spulboy.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
    POB 343
    New Albany, IN 47151

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