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Old 12-17-2014, 01:41 AM   #11
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As above. With 6oz I've got a good head and lacing. A pound sounds like a lot.

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Old 12-17-2014, 01:44 AM   #12
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1/2 lb of flaked barley works wonders for head retention.

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Old 12-17-2014, 01:52 AM   #13
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3-4% is plenty ime.

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Holy old thread, batman.

A good controlled fermentation is what I use now for head retention. I've learned a lot in the last year since this OP.

Sure, stuff like torrified wheat helps with head retention, but I get good head retention without as well. I've switched to oxygenating with a stone; that makes a big difference. Proteins that hold foam together into a stable head are kinda one use only. So stuff like aerating by shaking just eats into available head retention proteins down the line. That and a good temp controlled fermentation have fixed all my head retention woes.

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