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Old 06-27-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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Noobie, 1st attempt at a Blue Moon type of White. Stayed in primary until FG remained constant for 3 days. Bottled and put away for about a month. Tastes great, but when i pour, very slowly, i still get a massive head. Thick and creamy, settles in about 7-10 minutes.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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What did you use to prime with and how much did you use?

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What did you use to prime with and how much did you use?
Same question. If it's been in the bottle a month it is likely that you may have used too much priming sugar.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:17 AM   #4
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4 oz of corn sugar for the 5 gallon batch.

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4 oz of corn sugar for the 5 gallon batch.
That certainly does not seem like too much. In fact it's just fine. Did you stir the sugar well in your bottling bucket? How many bottles have you tried? The next time you open one try to see if you can remember which ones you bottled first and or last to see if there is a difference.
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That certainly does not seem like too much. In fact it's just fine. Did you stir the sugar well in your bottling bucket? How many bottles have you tried? The next time you open one try to see if you can remember which ones you bottled first and or last to see if there is a difference.
The ones i am drinking came from the top case, last bottled. I was wondering if it had to duevwith the wheat extract. Never brewed a white type before. There is actually a lace type marking on my pint glass. Great head retention.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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Maybe fermentation wasn't quite finished when you bottled.

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Excessive head? no such thing... oh, we are talking about beer...

Overcarbed is my first thought but 4oz is not too much. You said slow pour so that isn't it.

What temp did you ferment at and what temp are you storing the bottles, did you allow the beer to warm up at the end of fermentation?

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How much beer did you actually end up priming? How many bottles did you fill? Also, are all bottles this heady?

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I'm having the same issue with a Shock Top Clone I did. It's about 6 months old now as I actually brewed it for the SWMBO and she's not drinking it. It was fine to begin with but now there is a lot of head. The way I solved the problem...got a bigger glass. I just pour it into one of my 22oz glasses and I can fit the bottle in. Beer tastes great just a lot of head.

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