|So it begins...|
His Bierstachel had a hollow cylinder on the end, while mine (and others I’ve seen since then in photos) has a spherical end.
Anyway, tonight I gave mine its first use. The instructions say 100 seconds on a gas burner, then plunge it in. The visible result was the same as eight years ago – a tight foam erupts from the liquid, with a renewed foaming if you move the poker around.
|The end result|
But definitely intriguing! My immediate thought though was they’re way too cautious (or optimistic) with the heating instructions.
When I’ve seen others doing it, they’re using a blowtorch or equivalent and getting the thing to a dull red, which I’m not even sure I can do on a gas cooker. So, a hotter source of heat needed – and more experimentation. Oh dear, what hardship. 😂