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Old 04-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #21
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I've found that waiting a few weeks have improved the amount and quality of the foam in my kegged beer.

I have also found that abstinence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #22
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Take a look also at this article in "BYO" magazine :

http://byo.com/stories/techniques/ar...oam-techniques


Hector
+1 on reading that article.. Very informative, thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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Just ask TSA

 
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #24
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I do partial boils/late additions with my all extract exploits,& since I used 3lbs of plain extra light DME in place of the 1kg of brewing sugar,head retention/quality has gone way up. ABV% went down a little,as did OG. But the head is thick & velvety. I did do 1 15min hop addition,& dry hopped for 1 week as well. Check out my gallery for the one in my avatar.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:56 PM   #25
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You might get more head if she drinks the beer instead of you.

 
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #26
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Maybe that's why we men like good head for our beer too?! Looks like we want our beer to feel good as well...
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:05 AM   #27
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Is there any way we can lock this thread right above the one titled "Happy Wife = Success"?

 
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:35 AM   #28
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i have noticed that if i rinse my glasses, even if they have not been washed in the dishwasher, i get a better head, also if i frost my glasses in the freezer. something about the rinse additive in dishwasher detergent causes bad head retention. i suppose you could shake it and pour it really fast too. LOL
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:57 AM   #29
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I do partial boils/late additions with my all extract exploits,& since I used 3lbs of plain extra light DME in place of the 1kg of brewing sugar,head retention/quality has gone way up. ABV% went down a little,as did OG. But the head is thick & velvety. I did do 1 15min hop addition,& dry hopped for 1 week as well. Check out my gallery for the one in my avatar.
I dont mind a lower abv, since I dont drink to get wasted...i drink because I like beer. I know it is not always embraced by all on hbt, but I prefer extract brewing for now, and I prefer lighter beers....partly because I like them, partly for the challenge. It is clearly harder to make a lighter beer that looks and finishes clean and clear than it is to make an irish stout (not that I mind a god irish stout Can you elaborate on where you use the 3lbs of el-dme?

I definitely have a good amount of carb, although I couldnt tell you anything about my carb volume...when I buy my ingredients, I just pick up a baggy of priming sugar as well. I believe it is about 1/4 cup, just havent measured it. If anything, with this beer I may have ended up just a hair overcarbed.

I used safale us05, and rehydrated it....swirled it into my freshly aerated wort, drank 4 homebrews, and went to bed.
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