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Old 04-27-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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What gives a beer good head? A couple of my batches have had plenty of fizz, but the head disappears too quickly.

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Old 04-27-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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A clean glass with no soap residue and not cleaned in dishwasher with jetdry.

Head retention I think is dependent on protein content.

Some beers just don't maintain a large head.

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Old 04-27-2007, 07:17 PM   #3
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The Coopers Real Ale is supposed to have good head retention, so I look forward to checking that one out.

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Old 04-27-2007, 07:19 PM   #4
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Good head depends on protein content?! Too easy...

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Wheat.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #6
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3-5% malted wheat should do the trick.

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Old 04-27-2007, 07:50 PM   #7
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Cara xxx malt.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/CaraPils

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Malts_Chart

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rye oughtta work too, no?

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doesn't rye jsut give a crisp taste? That what I thought it was.

Also maybe some wheat and use 6 row instead?

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:04 PM   #10
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Flaked barley can be used, though I don't know if it's appropriate for every style or not.

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