Originally Posted by ggoodman
Op's first posted plus half lb white and half lb dark sugar....... I was hitting my IPW when I made this so the mash temp got a little high on the stove, maybe this is the cause?
Color was initially milky brown now it looks very dark. I am going to bottle all of it as it is becoming a pain managing the pressure so It stays carbed and trying to serve out of my keg orator.
LHBS lady looked at me like I had lost my mind when I said I was collecting grain and exstract to brew a root beer.
Sugars will thin the body, so maybe when you try it with less sugar that will help. Maybe higher mash temp could denature some of the proteins and reduce head retention depending upon how high. No need to do anything but steep these ingredients.
You might try increasing the grains slightly to offset the effect of the sugars. I would try increasing the CaraPils rather than the oats -- doubt the wife will like chewy root beer.
You should take the LHBS lady a bottle and see how she likes it !