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Old 02-04-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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I want to brew a hefe that has a really strong head formation and retention. Half my grist will be wheat, which will do a lot for it. I'm doing a single step infusion at 156 which will help and I'm adding 1/2lb of Carafoam to the batch. Any other tips/tricks that DON'T include adding foaming agents to the batch? Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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Check out the last thread at the bottom of the page. Wheats are kind of delicate in my mind.

I'm not sure what you can do with yeast/hops changes or adding cara-components before you notice the beer changing character too much.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Just add flaked barley. It's tasteless. Or better yet flaked wheat.

IMO, 156 for a hefe seems very high...hefe's, at least the ones I've had, are usually pretty dry.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:01 AM   #4
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with 50% wheat, you don't need to do a darn thing for head retention apart from wash your glasses.
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