Different Ways of Chilling Glasses for Your Bar
For a bar, tavern, pub, restaurant, or other establishment that serves cocktails and beer, chilled mugs and glasses are a must. Frosted mugs and glasses help keep drinks chilled for a longer period of time, which makes for a more enjoyable experience for your customers or patrons.
The concept behind this is pretty straightforward: when you use chilled glasses or mugs in your bar, your customers' drinks will stay cooled and crisp longer.
There are three ways of chilling or frosting glasses or mugs: using glass chillers or glass frosters, using an ice bucket, or using the quick-chill method.
If you don't have a refrigerator, freezer, or mug chiller in your bar, you can use a simple ice bucket to chill your bar's glassware. How can you do this? Fill an ice bucket with ice, and plunge the mug or glass upside down into the bucket with ice. Leave the mug or glass inside the ice-filled bucket for thirty minutes or so.
A quicker way to frost your mug or glass, again without the need for any mug froster, is by using the quick-chill method. Fill the glass or mug with ice, swirl the ice around, and allow the ice-filled glassware to sit while you prepare the drink. When the drink is ready, pour out the ice, fill the glass with the drink, and then serve.
Perhaps the easiest way to chill your glasses is by using a glass chiller for bar. Bar glass frosters are specifically designed to chill cocktail glasses or mugs of beer quickly and efficiently. This method is actually the most preferred by bar owners because glassware chilled and frosted using a wine glass chiller or a beer glass chiller because glasses tend to stay cold longer compared to the other two chilling methods. Place the glasses in the glass chiller for two to three hours. Take the chilled glassware out just prior to pouring the drink for your customers.
What Are Glass Chillers?
Glass frosters are part of a complete bar-refrigeration system, which includes bottle coolers, beer dispensers, and even portable tappers. Glass chillers are refrigerators that are specifically designed to chill or frost your bar's glassware, like cocktail glasses and beer mugs. Every bar, tavern, pub, or club owner should consider investing in a commercial glass froster bar equipment. A good mug froster is especially efficient at frosting or chilling a large number of glasses or mugs and provides an even layer of frost compared to other frosting methods that requires you to use ice.
Another advantage of using a bar glass chiller that is devoted to chilling glasses or mugs is that you avoid the hassles of using an ordinary freezer or refrigerator, the contents of which (food, ingredients, bottles) can compete with the glassware that you are chilling.
Glass Frosters and Mug Chillers Available Here at Rapids Wholesale
Our True glass chillers are available in one or two lids and come in both black vinyl or stainless steel. All our Beverage Air bar glass chillers provide a quick chill to below -10°F to produce maximum frost on mugs when removed. These glass frosters can also serve as excellent plate chillers for salads and seafood appetizers. Lastly, our Perlick glass chillers here at Rapids Wholesale are available in various sizes depending on your kitchen or bar's space: choose from twenty-four-inch, thirty-six-inch, or forty-eight-inch wide Perlick glass frosters depending on what you require.