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Old 07-29-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Just cracked open my frist home brew

well i just opened up my frist home bre.. its a raspberry wheat and all i can say is damn what a freaking head it has.... i think i might have put in a little to much sugar for carbing.. cause i figured it out at a 5.0 carb lvl at 4.5 gallons of beer but it came out to be 4gallons of beer


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Old 07-29-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Oh well, how does it taste?!


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I've had a few of those. How's it taste? That's all that matters.
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taste really good ...very strong in the raspberry flavor wich what i was looking for
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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Depending on how long your beer has been in the bottle, combined with good pouring techniques, you can reduce the amount of head you get by quite a bit.

Then again... some don't want that.


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taste really good ...very strong in the raspberry flavor wich what i was looking for
Sweet! Congrats!! Glad it turned out well for ya.
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My ales have been getting those thick,creamy/velvety heads the last few batches. I think we're just getting our processes down well enough to get good flavor & great head...
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Looks awesome to me! Great job, man.

I agree that maybe a combination of conditioning time and pouring techniques could possibly reduce the head. I know with my own beer, depending on how I pour it, I can get anywhere from a quarter inch head to a half-glass head.

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well i really think i did use to much sugar to do the carbing with .. cause i had 2 bottles that just exploded all over the kitchen when i opened them... or maybe i the sugar water did not mix up enoff ... cause when i put the sugar water in the bottling bucket i tried to put hose in so that when the beer when into it bottling bucket that it would move the beer in a circle motion to mix it up so i would not have to go in wiht a large spoon and chance of getting oxygen mixed in


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