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Old 11-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have noticed that all my wheat beers have had a greenish yellow head to them. Taste has been good on all but the first. Any ideas why the head is not white?

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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Not using any of that wacky chartreuse malt, are ya? :-) I've not seen green head on any non-green beer.

Does the head look the same outdoors in (brief) sunlight? Can you take a pic and post it?

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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Not using any of that wacky chartreuse malt, are ya? :-) I've not seen green head on any non-green beer.

Does the head look the same outdoors in (brief) sunlight? Can you take a pic and post it?
I just drank the last of it. I'll see if my next batch has the same problem and take a pic.
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the closest ive ever seen to a greenish head is hop sludge in the foam in my hydrometer sample. I have seen everything from slightly yellow to almost black.

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Some of my really hoppy beers (and some super hoppy beers I have had at breweries) have a slightly greenish tinge to the head...but that shouldn't be the case with a hefe unless you are hopping the heck out of it.

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Old 11-24-2008, 10:40 PM   #6
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I wonder - I don't usually drain the hops from the boil after the wort is chilled. I just dump the whole mess into the fermenter - sludge and all - and rely on the stuff to settle to the bottom of the fermenter. I also don't use a secondary. Do you think that could impact the color of the head?

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