Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > how to make beer creamy?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
d4klutz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Default how to make beer creamy?

I have made several good beers, IMHO. But notice that I can't get the creamy texture that several commercial stouts have. How do you get that creamy texture with the firm head? I love my stouts, but they lack that finesse. I do partial mash brewing and almost always do a secondary rack. Any advice would be helpful. I have done stouts, a pale ale and several brown ales.


d4klutz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,891
Liked 2970 Times on 2564 Posts
Likes Given: 2100

Default

Milk stouts use lactose,but Idk how much.


__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
WhiteEagle1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Posts: 410
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

I believe the addition of Maltodextrine adds a creamy head in Stouts..... Just going from memory....someone correct me if I'm wrong.
__________________
Luck is for People who need Luck.
WhiteEagle1 is offline
boscobeans Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
WhiteEagle1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spring Grove, IL
Posts: 410
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 148

Default

Here is the Irish Stout kit I did about a year ago..... turned out nice & creamy.
__________________
Luck is for People who need Luck.
WhiteEagle1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 34,891
Liked 2970 Times on 2564 Posts
Likes Given: 2100

Default

I think maltodextrin does add some creaminess,along with more body.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
boscobeans
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Schenectady, New York
Posts: 913
Liked 112 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 307

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteEagle1 View Post
I believe the addition of Maltodextrine adds a creamy head in Stouts..... Just going from memory....someone correct me if I'm wrong.
My all grain ales/stouts/browns all get a few ounces of Maltodextrin and up to a pound of instant (or pre-cooked) oats in the mash.

OMO

bosco
boscobeans is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
Jeffh97
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florissant, Missouri
Posts: 12
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

carapils, flaked barley, oats, and wheat will all add creaminess as well. Nitrogen will also help if you keg and want to invest.
Jeffh97 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
Obliviousbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Benidorm, Alicante/Spain
Posts: 1,571
Liked 229 Times on 160 Posts
Likes Given: 168

Default

All valid options, you can also go extreme:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/i-ad...y-wort-324694/
great thread


Obliviousbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to make a cream ale 'creamy' RayOhm Recipes/Ingredients 21 12-12-2013 03:34 AM
Getting sweet/creamy finish to beer Soulshine Recipes/Ingredients 6 10-16-2012 10:59 PM
How do you make a beer more creamy ? epic501j General Techniques 19 01-11-2011 04:30 AM
How to make a stout more creamy?? Jcmccoy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 07-22-2010 06:04 PM
Creamy Foam on top of beer after 4 weeks Bassman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 03-04-2010 05:42 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS