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Old 11-03-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
kahunaman
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Howdy..

I have a stout I brewed about a month ago.
It was one of my first beers. I only had it in the fermenter for a week,and then I bottled. It's been bottled for about 3 weeks. I sampled some before, and it was very green. I had one earlier today and the flavor is good, the carb seems to be good - there are bubbles, but there is no head on the beer at all.

Will this come with age, or is this beer "headless?"

I am not sure what causes head (this is starting to read really funny) but I do know that a good Guinness has a great head on it. this looks like a pepsi.
Thanks!

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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It should come with time. The stout I'm drinking now took about 4+ weeks to have a really nice head on it.

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:29 AM   #3
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You may get a much better head as time goes on, but I'm pretty sure the nice head on Guinness comes from the fact that it has nitrogen dissolved in it.

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:46 AM   #4
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Forgot about the Nitrogen.

I think the problem is the first beer I brewed in a VERY long time was a Stout - which I believe takes a long time to really mature in a bottle. I have 5 batches in various stages right now, and this is the only one close to ready... so I keep drinking it.

I'll continue in my patience.

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:53 AM   #5
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try taking a couple bottles and rolling em on the table,set em back in the case and try em after a week. this will get the yeast back into suspension and ensure tthe sugars are fully eaten.
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