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Date: 10 Nov 2006 16:22:41
From: razmoo
Subject: milk jugs
Hi,

Was wondering, do different milk jug shapes do anything different? I'm
guess I'm mainly talking about the ones that kind of look like a bulb
compared to normal straight up and down ones.

Does the milk spin differently or mix air in differently? Probably not?
But I guess I'd like to know :)

Thanks

Razmoo





 
Date: 14 Nov 2006 12:18:37
From: Brent
Subject: Re: milk jugs
Depends on the person steaming the milk - use whatever works for you and the
drink you are preparing.

I use whatever is clean at the time - large bulb shaped, small vertical,
whatever...

If I want a whirlpool, it is easier in a bulb shaped jug presumably because
it is rounder?

Brent

> Hi,
>
> Was wondering, do different milk jug shapes do anything different? I'm
> guess I'm mainly talking about the ones that kind of look like a bulb
> compared to normal straight up and down ones.
>
> Does the milk spin differently or mix air in differently? Probably not?
> But I guess I'd like to know :)
>
> Thanks
>
> Razmoo
>




 
Date: 10 Nov 2006 19:34:50
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: milk jugs
razmoo wrote:
> Was wondering, do different milk jug shapes do anything different? I'm
> guess I'm mainly talking about the ones that kind of look like a bulb
> compared to normal straight up and down ones.
>
> Does the milk spin differently or mix air in differently? Probably not?
> But I guess I'd like to know :)

Like this, except must be glass, and maybe 5 oz -

http://www.kardwell.com/beer-sampler-mugs.htm

Without milkjugs if you can get by without the artwork. Small, 4 maybe
under 5 inches tall and not too wide, for serving the double purpose of
preheating the glass by first streaming the milk directly within the
glass (steamwand should match - mine's modified longer by copper tube).
And, a mug small enough to work under the PF while it's hot for
shooting a subsequent infusion directly onto milkfoam, where a darkness
and hues of the coffee contrasts to a white backdrop of hints to a
quality of and how well the coffee is packed. Clear glass or cast
glass with decorative angles, no color or opaqueness to the glass, as
the extracted coffee is to be seen when settling between top foam and
lowest layer foam. A fork is used subsequently to stir the lower two
together, properly within aerated milk, while not disturbing the upper
foam and a light settling of mixed crema, as if cinnemon were sprinkled
atop. Simple for a no-nonsense approach to lattework. I can knock one
out, clean and replace appliances, under 5 minutes from a cold machine
start to finish.

I also have a miniature coffee urn, a pyrex glass urn common to drip
makers, except it holds only 6 or 8 oz. A useful aide for catching
routed water between steaming and refilling the boiler, and a
toothbrush to lightly go over the PF gasket and grouphead strainer
before drawing another. The 6-foot wide glasstop coffee table of white
wood is placed on a coffee brown rug, which sits between a white
leather couch and a bright 32" glassfaced television/PC LCD mounted in
a brown wood cabnet -- such a placement will provide the optimal
ancillary expression to color coordinating milksuds.