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Old 08-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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I've heard that you can add something to help out in the head department, what is it you need to add?

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I added some 0.75# Carapils to the grain bag of my last Pale to get some head and it worked really well. I've heard this is a good characteristic of the grain, while not imparting much color.

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/me bites tongue must resist obvious sophmoric humor opportunity...must resist

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You beat me to it
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I've heard that you can add something to help out in the head department, what is it you need to add?

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You mean in the ingredient department? I use a touch of wheat malt or carapils (8oz). Otherwise, if you keg, use a nitro/CO2 mix. That will give you a head similar to guinness/boddingtons/Belhaven/etc.
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/me bites tongue must resist obvious sophmoric humor opportunity...must resist
I've heard a tongue ring adds to the experience......

I couldn't resist the sophmoric humor opportunity. They set it up, I knock it down.
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:37 AM   #7
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I've heard that you can add something to help out in the head department, what is it you need to add?

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Try throwing in a handful of flaked barley. Maybe 1/2 - 1 lb.
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ucould be talking about this sorta stuff
MUNTONS KREAMYX - BEER PRIMER AND HEADING POWDER
eg http://www.art-of-brewing.co.uk/acat...ml&CatalogBody
or
http://www.ritchieproducts.co.uk/equipment.aspx

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Old 08-02-2005, 06:09 PM   #9
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Kenmc - that wasn't what I was talking about but its a good find, probably more suited to myself so i'll go for that.

What I was talking about was some sort of grain or something that helps produce a decent head

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