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Old 06-24-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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... And I'm very happy. I bottled 3 weeks ago. Carbonation was good; however, not much head to speak of. But the taste was ever so yummy. Even SWMBO concurs.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:52 AM   #2
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If you think that bottle tasted good...wait till you have your last.

Congratulations.

Piece of advice:
1) brew more
B) Save 3-4 bottles and open them on their one-year birthday.
4) When in doubt. refer to item #1.

 
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:53 AM   #3
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Congrats! Welcome to the club!

Poor hed retention in your beer is often a result of oils or detergents on your glassware...use a no-rinse sanitizer (or just really hot water, no soap) and let them air dry and see if it's any better.
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:09 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by BierMuncher
If you think that bottle tasted good...wait till you have your last.

Congratulations.

Piece of advice:
1) brew more
B) Save 3-4 bottles and open them on their one-year birthday.
4) When in doubt. refer to item #1.
Thanks! About # 1... I intend to, as much as I can.

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Congrats! Welcome to the club!

Poor hed retention in your beer is often a result of oils or detergents on your glassware...use a no-rinse sanitizer (or just really hot water, no soap) and let them air dry and see if it's any better.
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind next time, but I didn't use soap for any of the sanitation. I used bleach + water before brewing and iodophor to disinfect the bottles. Could that cause it?
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind next time, but I didn't use soap for any of the sanitation. I used bleach + water before brewing and iodophor to disinfect the bottles. Could that cause it?
No, your fine there. I'm talking about your drinking glasses, into which you poured your precious brew. Many a homebrewer has agonized over their process and ingredients tryng to figure out why they weren't ...ummm...getting any head , only to find out that their beer glasses were retaining soap or detergent.
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No, your fine there. I'm talking about your drinking glasses, into which you poured your precious brew. Many a homebrewer has agonized over their process and ingredients tryng to figure out why they weren't ...ummm...getting any head , only to find out that their beer glasses were retaining soap or detergent.
Oohhh! I didn't even think about that! ... as good as the weakest link, huh? Thanks!
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