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Old 07-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Anyway...most of my brews look flat...i.e no head retention...even though they are well carbonated....anything I can do to aid head retention....i..e adjuncts, etc...?


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Cara pils is good for head retention. I usually add 8oz to all my brews.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Anyway...most of my brews look flat...i.e no head retention...even though they are well carbonated....anything I can do to aid head retention....i..e adjuncts, etc...?
What are you brewing?
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Cara pils is good for head retention. I usually add 8oz to all my brews.
Yep. Wheat too. Just a bit of either should help.
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Wheat or oats helps with head retention. Only use a little or you will get a cloudy beer.

Also, make sure your glasses are thoroughly rinsed out with water. Any detergent remaining in the glass will kill the head. I always hand clean my glasses, and rinse; always keep the head right to the bottom of the glass. That spot remover people use in dish-washers also kills the head.

If you use a spot remover in your dish washer, don't clean your bottles in it. Even if you are not adding it, there will still be some in the machine.
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Give her $30 more bucks. Should do the trick.
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Give her $30 more bucks. Should do the trick.
Thats the answer I was looking for!!!! hahaha
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #9
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Seripously though....thanks for responses guys!

On the wheat.....is there a % that I should base my wheat addition for head retentin...or maybe just throw in 8 oz...etc??? I am looking for some qauntitative values so I dont ad to much.....
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Have you tried TIME? yet? Ive noticed, big time how head just gets bigger over time.You may or may not be fully carbonated and depending on your recipe, we could probably tell you more.


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