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d4klutz 11-08-2012 01:56 PM

how to make beer creamy?
 
I have made several good beers, IMHO. But notice that I can't get the creamy texture that several commercial stouts have. How do you get that creamy texture with the firm head? I love my stouts, but they lack that finesse. I do partial mash brewing and almost always do a secondary rack. Any advice would be helpful. I have done stouts, a pale ale and several brown ales.

unionrdr 11-08-2012 01:59 PM

Milk stouts use lactose,but Idk how much.

WhiteEagle1 11-08-2012 02:18 PM

I believe the addition of Maltodextrine adds a creamy head in Stouts..... Just going from memory....someone correct me if I'm wrong.

WhiteEagle1 11-08-2012 02:22 PM

Here is the Irish Stout kit I did about a year ago..... turned out nice & creamy.

unionrdr 11-08-2012 02:23 PM

I think maltodextrin does add some creaminess,along with more body.

boscobeans 11-08-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteEagle1 (Post 4569500)
I believe the addition of Maltodextrine adds a creamy head in Stouts..... Just going from memory....someone correct me if I'm wrong.

My all grain ales/stouts/browns all get a few ounces of Maltodextrin and up to a pound of instant (or pre-cooked) oats in the mash.

OMO

bosco

Jeffh97 11-08-2012 02:26 PM

carapils, flaked barley, oats, and wheat will all add creaminess as well. Nitrogen will also help if you keg and want to invest.

Obliviousbrew 11-08-2012 02:28 PM

All valid options, you can also go extreme:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/i-ad...y-wort-324694/
:D great thread


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