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Old 01-06-2010, 12:56 PM   #11
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Don't get married.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:46 PM   #12
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jewelry works...



I use Flaked Barley,cara,crystal or wheat to improve the head on my beers

smoked porter w/ lots of crystal malt



ESB flaked barley

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Old 01-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #14
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slip them $5's instead of $1's. and buy them the $15.00 non-alcoholic drink.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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How can one achieve an egg white like head in a homebrew? And also to make sure it has retention?
Here are some [non-hooker] good head suggestions...
  • Selecting a quality, sufficiently modified malt
  • Avoiding any adjuncts that contain oil(s)
  • Avoiding a protein rest with sufficiently modified malts (as mentioned)
  • Avoiding a long mash (<= 1.5 hours)
  • Avoiding a long boil (<= 1.5 hours)
  • Preventing hot break from entering the fermenter
  • Preventing excessive foaming (throughout the brewing and packaging process)
  • Fermenting with a sufficient quantity of healthy yeast (I can't stress this enough!)
  • Fermenting at a stable, appropriate temperature for the yeast strain
  • Preventing oxygen pickup on the cold side
  • Sufficiently carbonating the beer (2.5+ volumes of CO2)
  • Serving in the appropriate, clean glassware (narrow glassware results in a larger, more stable head)
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I had my wife watch... I mean a guy I know has a brother with a friend who had his wife watch some movies on youtube....
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Find a woman with alot of experience

Honestly, use Carapils/Dextrin. 1/2 - 1 lb per 5 gallon batch always results in outstanding head retention.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:50 PM   #18
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Don't get married.
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Getting married significantly reduces head retention by about 80%

you might as well leave soap in your bottles!
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I had my wife watch... I mean a guy I know has a brother with a friend who had his wife watch some movies on youtube....
Youtube? Son, you're doing it wrong. Try xtube. Or Redtube.
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