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Old 04-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
triat00
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So,

I noticed that à lot of microbrewery beer have wheat in there ingredients list. Should i add a little amount in all my brews? I know that it add mouthfeel and head retention so why not add approx 5% in all my brew?

 
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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I add a few ounces of carafoam to all my beers other than wheat beers. It's always given them really good head retention.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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If you're a foam junkie ad 4oz each of wheat/flaked barley/carafoam it will not affect your clarity and your friends will give you some kind of illustrious title like "FOAMASTER"
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:44 AM   #4
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I have added a small amount of wheat to my pale ales and ipas lately and I really like how it rounds things out

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:27 AM   #5
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fer sure, I add wheat to almost everything.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #6
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I had a bit to every batch. Partially for head retention and partially to stick it to the Reinheitsgebot.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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I used to add 4 to 8 oz of oats to everything to increase FG without sweetening it. I like to chew my beer. I'm trying to have to shake the bottle to get the beer out.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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For many years, I fell for "add wheat and/or carapils" for head retention thing. Then I read this...
http://byo.com/stories/article/indic...oam-techniques

Once I started paying more attention to my yeast and fermentation, not only did I no longer need wheat or carapils bit the overall beer quality improved.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:15 PM   #9
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Realy good article about foam. Ill begin by doing the test.

What about mouth feel? A rule of thumb seems to be 4oz (100g). Is that realy help? Any side by side comparaison?

 
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:24 AM   #10
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Realy good article about foam. Ill begin by doing the test.

What about mouth feel? A rule of thumb seems to be 4oz (100g). Is that realy help? Any side by side comparaison?
You'll have to experiment and decide for your self. Brew the same recipe both with and without. I have no problem using carapils if I need it, but in general I feel like homebrewers often end up with beers that are too thick and dextrous, so I make decisions about using it on a case by case basis, not an overall rule.
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