What is the ball in Guinness Nitro IPA?
A widget is a hollow, spherical piece of plastic with a tiny hole in it — it looks like a little ping pong ball. During the canning process, brewers add pressurized nitrogen to the brew, which trickles into the hole along with a little bit of beer. The entire can is then pressurized.
Is there Nitro in Guinness?
The world famous Guinness widget uses an ingenious nitrogen filled capsule that surges with bubbles when the ring pull is opened – replicating the draught experience in a can.
How does the Guinness nitro ball work?
Guinness is canned with a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen. This liquid nitrogen evaporates during the rest of the canning process and pressurizes the can. As the pressure increases in the can, beer is slowly forced into the sphere through the hole, compressing the nitrogen inside the sphere.
Why is there a ball in Guinness draught?
According to the Guinness website, Guinness pairs nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide when the beer is poured in pubs on draught, to balance out the texture. In order to replicate this effect for a Guinness served in a can, little white balls called widgets are used, to blast the stout with nitrogen gas.
Can Guinness go bad?
Stouts can go “bad.” You can age stouts and many do improve (open to personal taste) and change with time. However, they are susceptible to oxidation just like most other beers and can get papery, cardboardy, sherry-like, rotten vegetable, diapery, or leathery flavors.
Is Guinness an IPA?
Guinness Nitro IPA is everything you’d want from an IPA balanced with everything you’d expect from Guinness. Using our peerless expertise in nitrogenation, we’ve re-imagined the IPA to create a smoother, creamier texure and a whole new way to enjoy the flavours and aromas of the style.
Is Guinness beer healthy?
A study by the University of Wisconsin found that drinking Guinness can reduce blood clots and the risk of heart attack. Guinness contains antioxidants like those found in red wine and dark chocolate, which are not found in other beers.
Should you shake a can of Guinness?
All of this being said, there’s a very important fact that goes into drinking canned beer: You are not supposed to shake the can. Guinness bottles or cans can be chilled the day before, but no shaking is required. Just open, sip, and go!
How big is a can of Guinness Nitro IPA?
Share this article. Guinness is introducing a new, experimental Nitro IPA to the United States and put a beautiful mini-documentary of their process on YouTube. The master brewers explain the craftsmanship and detail that went into the beer, that comes to you in a 12-ounce can with a nitrogen widget.
How does the Guinness beer ball widget work?
The world famous Guinness widget uses an ingenious nitrogen filled capsule that surges with bubbles when the ring pull is opened – replicating the draught experience in a can. “The widget uses an ingenious nitrogen filled capsule that surges with bubbles when the can is opened.”
What kind of gas does Guinness beer use?
The answer is nitrogenisation; Guinness’ skilful pairing of nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide to create a perfectly balanced stout. In fact the result is so good we even use this on our latest beers like Nitro IPA.
What kind of taste does Nitro IPA have?
The nitro gives the beer a nice creamy mouth feel and the taste is familiar to what you would find in a cask IPA from an English pub. This is a nice change of pace but if you are looking for an American IPA like quality stay clear of this beer. This is not an ipa. This is an English bitter.