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Old 02-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Pale ale (2 row/40l crystal grain) 3 weeks primary/3 days on nectarines/dry hop in the corny secondary. 12 psi for about 9 days. Taste the carb but absolutely no head on the pour!! Any suggestions? No leaks checked!! Is what it is? For the wife hence the generic grain bill.


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Old 02-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Assuming your carbonation rig is working properly, 9 days is too short to expect a keg to be nicely carbonated. I find it takes at least two weeks carbing at serving temperature to get the keg to the acceptable level, and another week to be perfect.

Patience, young brewmaster...

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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Thanks yeah can't rush just figured I get some retention by now. Fruit might be killing the head retention too. Next time will add a dash of wheat.

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That is exactly the pressure I set my House pale ale to, and yes it does take 14-15 days to be perfect.
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