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Old 10-03-2008, 05:57 PM   #31
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I'm not very surprised, there. Carapils adds more unfermentable sugars to the wort, rather than protein, and I understand that protein content is much more important to head formation and retention than unfermentables. The albumin, other proteins, and peptides create a matrix that the saccharides can supplement or just fill in, but they don't hold up like the proteins.

Just look at sea foam. That's protein, not sugar.


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So are unfermentables more about mouthfeel than head retention? I've used carapils in my last few batches and TBH, I can't tell the difference.


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So are unfermentables more about mouthfeel than head retention? I've used carapils in my last few batches and TBH, I can't tell the difference.
Yes, and it's a matter of how much you use and the rest of your grainbill.


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Old 10-06-2008, 06:02 PM   #33
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Yes springer, a little uncomfortable to admit, but... The Force is strong with this one!!! Meaning your beer making skills of course
LMFAO!

So how much flaked barley are we talkin here people?
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:48 PM   #34
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LMFAO!

So how much flaked barley are we talkin here people?
not much I did my ESP with about 4-6 oz for a 5.5 gallon to much can make the beer hazy .


Edit: that was with a 12 lbs grain bill
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I hear people talk about using 4-8oz. I've never actually actually done it, though. I get enough head without having to throw the LHBS guy an extra two or four bits.

(They'll love to hear that at the LHBS, I'm sure!)


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I get enough head without having to throw the LHBS guy an extra two or four bits.

(They'll love to hear that at the LHBS, I'm sure!)


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Uhhh TexLaw... might wanna rephrase that a little maybe, unless you are getting your head at the LHBS and then please excuse this childish attempt at humor, lol.
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Uhhh TexLaw... might wanna rephrase that a little maybe, unless you are getting your head at the LHBS and then please excuse this childish attempt at humor, lol.
ROTFL...oh man.
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Hey, people spike the volley balls I throw up, so... fair game man!!! lol
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