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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 11. HOW LAGER BEER SHOULD BE DRAWN AND SERVED. The proper way to draw lager beer, is directly from the keg, not using the first one or two glasses drawn, until the beer runs freely; then the vent must be knocked into the bung. If lager beer is drawn through pipes, these must be made of the very best material, which in this case would be English block tin, and be kept perfectly clean and in good order. It is customary to have an air or water pressure constantly acting upon the beer, when it is drawn through pipes, to prevent it from getting flat or stale, and impart a fresh and pleasant taste to the beer. But proper attention must be given to keeping the boiler containing the air in a very clean condition, and if the boiler should stand in a place where the air is impure, it is advisable to connect the boiler and pump by means of a pipe with a place where perfectly pure and fresh air is obtainable, as foul air would give the beer a bad taste and is liable to sicken the people drinking it. The beer remaining in the pipes over night should not be used. Attention must be given, that the pressure on the beer is not too high, as this would prevent it from running freely through the pipes, and by turning it into froth or cream, make it unhandy for the bartender to draw; there is also danger of an explosion, if the pressure gets very high, and this might destroy the beer kegs, pipes or the rubber hose connections with the boiler; an explosion is more likely to occur at night than during the day. Before drawing lager beer, the bartender must see to it, that the glasses are perfectly clean; after filling the glasses, remove the superfluous froth with a little ruler; by doing this you will prevent a great deal of moisture from spreading over the counter and floor, ..