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Old 01-20-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Vanilla oatmeal stout. Primary one week. Secondary one week. 4 oz of priming sugar in 3.5 gallons of beer. Plenty of sugar an FG was 1.018. Slight carb in beer but zero head retention. What gives?

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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That's gotta be the fastest "grain to glass" stout I've ever read about.

How long has the stout been carbing? One week?

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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Stouts take longer to carb properly.

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Its been carbing for three weeks

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I just tried my stout; 3 weeks primary and 3 weeks bottle conditioned. The carbonation and lacing was okay, but the head dwindled quickly. Hopefully it will mature in a few weeks. In the meantime I should probably wash my glasses.

EDIT: I just tried another (tried and true) beer in this glass and its head dwindled as well. Time to clean my glassware!

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no head after three weeks sounds like a relationship problem more than a beer problem.

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no head after three weeks sounds like a relationship problem more than a beer problem.
Did you buy her dinner, yet?
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Did you buy her dinner, yet?

I'm married...case closed.
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no head after three weeks sounds like a relationship problem more than a beer problem.
No, everyone knows you cant get better head from a stout, the best head comes from belgian blondes!!!
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Popped a top last night and is finally acquiring the foam i was hoping for. Took a full month. But im married too and head is definitely not my problem.

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