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Old 02-11-2006, 04:04 AM   #1
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Hi Folks.

This is my first post so hello to all.

I am an extract brewer into kegs:

I have heard that wheat grain can be added to brews to assist with head retention.

Can anyone inform me as to how I might go about it?

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Old 02-11-2006, 05:18 AM   #2
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you can just add some malted wheat to your specialty grains. or i guess you could add some wheat malt extract to the mix. excellent cleaning and sanitation always helps w/ good head retention and a nice collar of foam. a good cold water rinse of the beer glass prior to pouring up helps too.

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Old 02-12-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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If you have not been using steeping grains, try them as well. They not only impart flavor and color, I have heard that they also infuse proteins that help the head hold up.

 
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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my last batch I added 1 lb of wheat and it starts with a 1-2" head and 1/2" down to the last sip.

 
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:24 AM   #5
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you can also use wheat DME for your priming agent to help out with head retention
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