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Old 03-03-2010, 03:14 AM   #1
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So my most recent brew, a nut brown ale, doesn't seem to be forming any head when poured from the tap. Any reason for this? It makes me sad.


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Old 03-03-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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I also get sad when I don't get any head. You must be married too.


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Old 03-03-2010, 03:21 AM   #3
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I hate when I have this problem. It's been a few weeks for me too!

Ok seriously. How long has it been on tap? It might just not be fully carbed. If you've left it under pressure for a week or longer and you're still not getting any head you might be dispensing with too little pressure. Some brews just don't have a lot of head though no matter what you do. You could look at your recipe and see if there is room for something to enhance head retention.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:27 AM   #4
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Try being more attentive to your 'brew' when it really matters. I get tons of head that way.
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It's ironic too because I brewed this beer the weekend my fiance left for Gabon for 4 months.

It has only been in the keg for a couple days but past brews I've made would develop a nice, frothy head even uncarbonated. So recipe then? Are brown and victory malts prone to poor head development?
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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Thread does not deliver.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:57 AM   #7
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lol sure it does.

Just leave it sit a little while longer. Otherwise, maybe you got some soap or oil in there somehow. I'm willing to bet it's just a time thing.
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All things are better with time... carbonation and head. Seriously, who would turn down 5 min of head vs 30 min of head. Patience grasshopper! (think of baseball, it will postpone premature pours).
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Sounds like a personal problem!
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lol just lol

My wife is like wtf.


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