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Old 09-29-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Head Retention: Bottled Guinness Clone

I would like to get better head retention in the AG Guinness Clone that I will be brewing. I don't believe that I can simulate the nitrogen infused Guinness but would like to get a nice creamy head. Here are the base malts that I will be using. About 65% Pale Malt, about 25% Flaked Barley, about 10% Roasted Barley and a small amount of Acid Malt. Is there another malt that I can add to get the result that I want without altering the flavor? Or is there something else that I can do? (I will be bottling.)

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Old 09-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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Have you made this beer before? With all that flaked barley, I'd assume you'd be ok.

You can always add some CaraPils or CaraFoam as well - maybe 0.5lbs worth.
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