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Old 09-24-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I know Propylene Glycol Alginate is used by the big beer manufacturers for better head retention. A friend of mine was on vacation and brought me back a pack of priming sugar which contains Dextrose, Powdered malt and Propylene Alginate. I have always had problems with my beers having no head, so I am seriously thinking about using it.

Anyone ever try anything like this?

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Old 09-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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if you do be sure to let us all know how it went
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:38 PM   #3

Personally, I'd work on identifying the cause of the head retention issues and work on rectifying them before resorting to unnecessary additives.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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This thread might give you some insight

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/kreamyx-137292/
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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Thanks Nurmey, that was a good read, that is exactly what I have, mine is just not made by Muntons.

I was thinking about using it in a Hoegaarden Clone, but now I am thinking about using it in my Pumpkin Ale, I think it will make it even awesomer (<---that is so a word).
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