Lisa Lavery, kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com and former bartender, knows the key to a good pint of Guinness is all in how you pour it. In this tip she shares an awesome method for getting that perfect, creamy head from a can of Guinness without worrying about glass angles or how fast you pour.
Lisa Lavery brings us this tutorial on how to pour the “perfect” Guinness from a can. I’ve yet to try this but I can see why it may work as it forces you to wait between the first and second “pour” and cans come equipped with the widget which helps make the head reasonably decent.
Not covered in this video are the fact that to truly enjoy a pint of Guinness you need to let it settle, so don’t drink it until all the brownish sediment has settled and the drink looks fully black. Also, make sure you wash the can thoroughly if you’re worried about rodents in can storage rooms.
Finally, don’t try this with a bottle, it simply won’t work as the widget is absent.
No go forth and practice as you have only 2 days left to build up your tolerance before Saint Patrick’s Day.