My Guinness is mixing into my harp and not staying seperated! Any trouble shooting ideas? Half and half trouble!

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Here are some troubleshooting tips I've found (source):

Hold your pint glass at an angle, and fill just over halfway with Harp or Bass.

Rest the spoon upside down over the center of the glass, and pour the Draught Guinness over the spoon which will evenly disperse the flow and keep the Guinness from mixing -- the Guinness needs to be on the top.

Serve while the nitro is still cascading.

If they're mixing, my guess is that the Guinness is not being poured carefully enough, so that would be where I'd start.

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    Don't forget: Practice. Practice. Practice.
    – Rube
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 1:33
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    Drink the Guinness, drink the Harp; jump up and down; next time you see it will be mixed.
    – user23614
    Commented Feb 28, 2016 at 9:07

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