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2013-08-12 12:39:19 PM
I've had Japanese beer.  These are not the people we want working on our beer.
 
2013-08-12 12:49:33 PM
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It's frustrating! Frustrating!
 
2013-08-12 12:50:18 PM
So... The critical beer related issue is that the beer is carbonated?

Or that there's a lack of knowledge of how to pour it so you get a head but don't overflow it?
 
2013-08-12 12:53:29 PM

NkThrasher: So... The critical beer related issue is that the beer is carbonated?

Or that there's a lack of knowledge of how to pour it so you get a head but don't overflow it?


The first commercial the glass had no head to begin with, then it created one. I am assuming they are selling something that adds extra carbonation to flat beer?

/shrug
 
2013-08-12 01:02:42 PM

Genju: The first commercial the glass had no head to begin with, then it created one. I am assuming they are selling something that adds extra carbonation to flat beer?

/shrug


It looks like it's just shaking the glass making the carbonation release, forming a head.  Pouring it hard for the last bit of beer accomplishes the same thing, but without flattening the rest of the beer.
 
2013-08-12 01:07:53 PM
Great Bullwinkle impression tossed in there for no reason....

Anyhow, just appears the 'coaster' is a small vibration device to cause the beer to fizz... the mug just 'flicks' it to cause it to fizz up (is you have fingers to hold to mug, save the money and flick it yourself, or tap it on the table).
 
2013-08-12 01:14:07 PM

TheMega: Great Bullwinkle impression tossed in there for no reason....

Anyhow, just appears the 'coaster' is a small vibration device to cause the beer to fizz... the mug just 'flicks' it to cause it to fizz up (is you have fingers to hold to mug, save the money and flick it yourself, or tap it on the table).


Reminds me of a buddy in college who found about the "beer top" eruption prank where you tap the top of someone's beer with the bottom of yours. Causes the beer on bottom to shoot out like a geyser if done hard enough. Also causes the bottom bottle to shatter and spray beer all over everyone in the area if you get too drunk to gauge how hard to tap it. Also causes you to get thrown out of the party and go home wet and alone.
 
2013-08-12 01:23:13 PM

Treygreen13: Reminds me of a buddy in college who found about the "beer top" eruption prank where you tap the top of someone's beer with the bottom of yours. Causes the beer on bottom to shoot out like a geyser if done hard enough. Also causes the bottom bottle to shatter and spray beer all over everyone in the area if you get too drunk to gauge how hard to tap it. Also causes you to get thrown out of the party and go home wet and alone.


A "buddy" eh?
 
2013-08-12 01:23:53 PM

Treygreen13: Also causes you to get thrown out of the party and go home wet and alone.


ah, the problems of a modern cougar.
 
2013-08-12 01:38:39 PM

Treygreen13: TheMega: Great Bullwinkle impression tossed in there for no reason....

Anyhow, just appears the 'coaster' is a small vibration device to cause the beer to fizz... the mug just 'flicks' it to cause it to fizz up (is you have fingers to hold to mug, save the money and flick it yourself, or tap it on the table).

Reminds me of a buddy in college who found about the "beer top" eruption prank where you tap the top of someone's beer with the bottom of yours. Causes the beer on bottom to shoot out like a geyser if done hard enough. Also causes the bottom bottle to shatter and spray beer all over everyone in the area if you get too drunk to gauge how hard to tap it. Also causes you to get thrown out of the party and go home wet and alone.


I knew a girl, when drunk would do that.  One night we were sitting in the booth at a college bar that was filthy enough to spit on the floor if you wanted so no one cared.  When she did that to my beer, I just plugged my thumb over the top and hosed her down.  She was so dumb she did it to my other buddy who in turn did the same thing.  She was the one going home wet.
 
2013-08-12 01:50:38 PM

NkThrasher: Genju: The first commercial the glass had no head to begin with, then it created one. I am assuming they are selling something that adds extra carbonation to flat beer?

/shrug

It looks like it's just shaking the glass making the carbonation release, forming a head.  Pouring it hard for the last bit of beer accomplishes the same thing, but without flattening the rest of the beer.


Makes more sense. I mean it's a glass made of... glass. So it's not like they're using diffusion to pass something through it lol... I was more intrigued on what they poured onto the apparatus first. A lubricant?
 
2013-08-12 01:59:37 PM

Genju: Makes more sense. I mean it's a glass made of... glass. So it's not like they're using diffusion to pass something through it lol... I was more intrigued on what they poured onto the apparatus first. A lubricant?


Could be just water to give a better seal for transferring the vibrations from the plate to the glass.
 
2013-08-12 02:13:04 PM
"I love flat beer! But how do I get flat beer without waiting hours for it to naturally de-gas?"
 
2013-08-12 02:23:23 PM

Lando Lincoln: "I love flat beer! But how do I get flat beer without waiting hours for it to naturally de-gas?"


"And without stirring it with a fork or whisk?"
 
2013-08-12 02:38:50 PM
Sonic Hour Beer Head Froth Maker
Takara Tomy ultrasonic bubble frother US$ 80

In Japan, foam is a vital part of the beer-drinking experience. While you might think this is a bit of a rip-off when you're at a bar, it actually does make a jar of lager much more thirst-quenching in the hotter months. So now get the perfect frothy head for your summer beer with this Sonic Hour by Takara Tomy uses ultrasonic to produce fine bubbles to give a refreshing top to your beverage. Part of the maker's bestselling Beer Hour ("hour" is a play on the Japanese word awa, which means "bubble") series, this "tray" version also has light-up illumination functions to heighten the party atmosphere.
 
2013-08-12 02:49:17 PM
Judging from the commercials, I assumed the problem has been drinking your beer quietly.
 
2013-08-12 03:05:34 PM

AiryAnne: Judging from the commercials, I assumed the problem has been drinking your beer quietly.


If it's anything like how the Koreans eat their food, then slurping loudly must be compliments to the bar.
 
2013-08-12 03:06:01 PM

HairBolus: Sonic Hour Beer Head Froth Maker
Takara Tomy ultrasonic bubble frother US$ 80

In Japan, foam is a vital part of the beer-drinking experience. While you might think this is a bit of a rip-off when you're at a bar, it actually does make a jar of lager much more thirst-quenching in the hotter months. So now get the perfect frothy head for your summer beer with this Sonic Hour by Takara Tomy uses ultrasonic to produce fine bubbles to give a refreshing top to your beverage. Part of the maker's bestselling Beer Hour ("hour" is a play on the Japanese word awa, which means "bubble") series, this "tray" version also has light-up illumination functions to heighten the party atmosphere.


From your link:

There's also nothing to stop you experimenting with other drinks to see how a creamy head changes the taste of tea, juice and more!

...I lived in Japan for a few years, and granted they have lots of absolutely nutty drinks available, but I don't recall ever seeing carbonated Tea or Juice among them ("Sparkling Cider" etc being the exception in the states, but I don't recall it in Japan).  Although I would not be surprised at all to be proven wrong.
 
2013-08-12 08:12:48 PM
Whatever happened to just tossing in a teaspoon of salt? A beautiful head of foam and no expensive gadgets necessary.
 
2013-08-12 08:38:48 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Whatever happened to just tossing in a teaspoon of salt? A beautiful head of foam and no expensive gadgets necessary.


....
 
2013-08-12 09:56:51 PM
I don't know what it's about, but the sound of those people swallowing makes me want to hork my farking guts out.
 
2013-08-12 10:41:45 PM

AteMyBrain: I don't know what it's about, but the sound of those people swallowing makes me want to hork my farking guts out.


the Japanese have invented a machine that gives you head.
 
2013-08-12 11:59:04 PM

AteMyBrain: I don't know what it's about, but the sound of those people swallowing makes me want to hork my farking guts out.


Yes.  The sound of loud gulping combined with images of drinking foam made my esophagus hurt.  This would be the ideal product for a gross burp competition.
 
2013-08-13 12:07:50 AM

LeroyBourne: She was the one going home wet.


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2013-08-13 01:30:08 AM

NkThrasher: ...I lived in Japan for a few years, and granted they have lots of absolutely nutty drinks available, but I don't recall ever seeing carbonated Tea or Juice among them ("Sparkling Cider" etc being the exception in the states, but I don't recall it in Japan). Although I would not be surprised at all to be proven wrong.


Carbonated milk was a thing in Japan in the 1990s, and Coke brought it to the US and called it Vio.  I also remember there being a lot of talk at about the same time about serving carbonated milk with school lunches to persuade the kids to drink more milk.  Guess that went nowhere.
 
2013-08-13 01:41:00 AM

evilsofa: NkThrasher: ...I lived in Japan for a few years, and granted they have lots of absolutely nutty drinks available, but I don't recall ever seeing carbonated Tea or Juice among them ("Sparkling Cider" etc being the exception in the states, but I don't recall it in Japan). Although I would not be surprised at all to be proven wrong.

Carbonated milk was a thing in Japan in the 1990s, and Coke brought it to the US and called it Vio.  I also remember there being a lot of talk at about the same time about serving carbonated milk with school lunches to persuade the kids to drink more milk.  Guess that went nowhere.


Calpis and carbonated Calpis is great. More of a yogurt drink than milk, I guess, but leaps and bounds ahead of American sports drinks in terms of drinkability and taste.
 
2013-08-13 02:20:31 AM
No Subby, they have not.
 
2013-08-13 08:27:21 AM

Genju: I am assuming they are selling something that adds extra carbonation to flat beer?


According to the text (no earphones) the first thing uses ultrasound to get the bubbles out. The second one just shakes it.
 
2013-08-13 05:21:36 PM

AteMyBrain: I don't know what it's about, but the sound of those people swallowing makes me want to hork my farking guts out.


Never eat in a real Japanese noodle shop if the sound of people drinking and slurping bothers you. The Japanese delight in making noises while putting things in their mouths.

This does have interesting side benefits, however.
 
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