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Old 06-10-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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I just kegged my first batch of apfelwein. Is it normal for it to hold a head when carbonated? I get a thick creamy head that actually sticks around better than any of the extract brews I've done so far.


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Old 06-10-2008, 02:33 AM   #2
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Ive seen this on non alcoholic sparkling cider. I think the sugars and proteins in apple juice or cider will form a stable head. out of curiosity what was the ending gravity, how dry is it?


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Honestly haven't heard of a cider holding much of a head, though sometimes some keep a thin one.
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OG - 1.056, FG - 1.000.

It starts out with a good 2in head and is semi-stable for 5+ minutes, very slowly dissapates, and clings nicely to the side of the glass when tipped. I started off with the cheap no preservative juice from concentrate from Wal-Mart, a couple pounds of corn sugar, and Montrachet yeast. It tastes really good, just sweet enough, not too dry. Overall very good.

Also, it's only been on gas for a couple of days, so it's not heavily carbonated yet. 18-20psi (10ft of 3/16" beer line) and shook the hell out of it for about 10min on gas after it was chilled in the keg.
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